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dc.contributor.authorGeierman, Christina, 1982-
dc.date.accessioned2008-04-29T17:33:42Z
dc.date.available2008-04-29T17:33:42Z
dc.date.issued2007-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1794/6003
dc.descriptionxv, 97 p. : ill. A print copy of this title is available through the UO Libraries under the call numbers: SCIENCE QL444.C58 G45 2007en
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigated feeding behavior, cirral anatomy, Reynolds numbers (Re's), and leakiness of the cirral fan for three barnacle species: Balanus glandula, Semibalanus cariosus, and Balanus nubilus. A study of the feeding of B. glandula revealed that newly-metamorphosed juveniles fed at Re's less than one and their cirral fan leakiness was <5% at current speeds of 4 cm/s. At this speed, large and medium individuals fed at Re's near unity, and their cirral fans were 6.8±O.7% leaky. The experiments were repeated using S. cariosus and B. nubilus with the same tissue mass as B. glandula. No clear species-specific or size-specific trends were identified in these species. The observed switch from low to high Re feeding in B. glandula may indicate a lower limit to the size of this species, if further research confirms low Re feeding is less efficient and field current velocities are sufficiently low.en
dc.description.sponsorshipAdviser: Richard Emleten
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dc.publisherUniversity of Oregonen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesUniversity of Oregon theses, Dept. of Biology, 2007, M.S.en
dc.titleBarnacle Feeding: Comparing Cirral Anatomy, Feeding Behavior, Reynolds Numbers, and Cirral Fan Leakiness Across Three Size Classes of Three Species of Common Acorn Barnaclesen
dc.title.alternativeComparing Cirral Anatomy, Feeding Behavior, Reynolds Numbers, and Cirral Fan Leakiness Across Three Size Classes of Three Species of Common Acorn Barnaclesen
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