Accession Number:

AD0750122

Title:

Antislime Coatings. Part II - Preconditioning Value of Slime for Barnacle Attachment,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD

Report Date:

1972-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

28.0

Abstract:

Investigations of the relationship between barnacle attachment and the presence of a primary slime film on submerged surfaces has been completed. Using laboratory-reared barnacle cyprids in a statistical settlement survey, it has been determined that the number of barnacle cyprids settling on a slimed surface consistently exceeds by a factor of ten the number that settle on a cleaned control surface. Data describing the slime factor as a naturally occurring surface-preconditioning agent affecting the settlement of other sessile organisms are evaluated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE