Monday, August 3, 2009

Quick post for Monday...

Hi all. Today we learned that blue mussels found on Commonwealth Ave were actually taken from the trash bins of surrounding restaurants by nocturnal rats and diurnal sea gulls. I actually tried to find a case study on this, but came up empty...
I did however find some additional interesting articles related to what we've done so far;

regarding N. lapillus case study on shell color variations:

regarding N. ostrina case study on size and performance in variable environments:

and a case study on intertidal habitats:

I'll see everyone on Wednesday.


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