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Ecology of marine fouling and wood-boring organisms of western Norway
Nair, N.B. (1962). Ecology of marine fouling and wood-boring organisms of western Norway. Sarsia 8: 1-88, plates 1-9
In: Sarsia. University of Bergen. Universitetsforlaget: Bergen. ISSN 0036-4827, more
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Keywords
    Fouling organisms; Psiloteredo megotara (Hanley in Forbes & Hanley, 1848) [WoRMS]; ANE, Norway [gazetteer]; Marine

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  • Nair, N.B.

Abstract
    As a contribution towards an understanding of the ecology of the marine timber-boring animals of western Norway, the hydrography, the fouling organisms and the effect of marine growth on borer activity were studied at five selected stations. Studies in detail of the fouling and boring organisms were made based on their appearance on a system of long- and shortterm blocks. The breeding season and rate of growth of Teredo megotara were determined. Time of settlement of marine wood borers was investigated. Vertical zonation of foulers and borers, effect of temperature on their activity, inhibitive and preservative value of local paint compositions and the resistance of woods against attack by marine borers were also examined.

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