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A review of the ecology of surf-zone diatoms, with special reference to Anaulus australis
Talbot, M.M.B.; Bate, G.C.; Campbell, E.E. (1990). A review of the ecology of surf-zone diatoms, with special reference to Anaulus australis. Oceanogr. Mar. Biol. Ann. Rev. 28: 155-175
In: Oceanography and Marine Biology: An Annual Review. Aberdeen University Press/Allen & Unwin: London. ISSN 0078-3218, more
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    Diatoms; Ecology; Intertidal environment; Anaulus australis Drebes & Schulz, 1989 [WoRMS]; Marine

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  • Talbot, M.M.B.
  • Bate, G.C.
  • Campbell, E.E.

    Phytoplankton studies in shallow coastal regions have been restricted largely to a select group of species, collectively known as surf-zone diatoms, that accumulate into dense patches along exposed sandy coastlines. Field-work has concentrated on establishing the distribution of these populations, the dynamics of population movement, and the causal factors. The dynamics of population movement include (a) an endogenously controlled vertical migration between the water surface during the day and the sediment at night and (b) a horizontal movement between the surf zone during medium to high energy conditions and the nearshore during calm periods. Much of the work, however, has been restricted to Anaulus australis, and it remains to be shown whether these behaviour patterns are characteristic of surf-zone diatoms as a whole.

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