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Estuarine intertidal sediment temperature variability in Zoster marina and Z. japonica habitats in Yaquina Bay, Oregon

Citation:

SPECHT, D. T. Estuarine intertidal sediment temperature variability in Zoster marina and Z. japonica habitats in Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Presented at Pacific Estuarine Research Society meeting, Newport, PA, February 28 - March 01, 2008.

Impact/Purpose:

Physical characterization of intertidal estuarine plant habitats over time may reveal distribution-limiting thresholds.

Description:

Physical characterization of intertidal estuarine plant habitats over time may reveal distribution-limiting thresholds. Temperature data from loggers embedded in sediment in transects crossing Zostera marina and Z. japonica habitats in lower Yaquina Bay, Oregon display significant differences in daily moving averages and diel temperature extremes. Insolation, flooding by riverine flow or tidal salt wedge, atmospheric heating and/or cooling, intermittent cloud cover, and insulation by covering biomass all can influence the suitability of these habitats, potentially limiting distribution of potentially competing species.

Record Details:

Record Type: DOCUMENT (PRESENTATION/ABSTRACT)
Product Published Date: 02/28/2008
Record Last Revised: 05/30/2008
OMB Category: Other
Record ID: 188510