Marine Fouling and Boring Organisms off Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
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A biological fouling study was conducted off Fort Lauderdale, Florida during the period September 1961 to September 1962. The exposure site was representative of the general coastal environment rather than local harbor conditions. Monthly and cumulative test panels were exposed at seven depths, near-surface to bottom, in 100 meters of water. Tolerance controls were maintained and supporting oceanographic data were collected. Fouling growth occurred throughout the year, individual species showing peaks of intensity. Organisms attached throughout the water column, maximum density of attachment occurring at 27 meters and generally decreasing with depth. The dominant forms were hydroids, barnacles, and tubeworms. Author
- Biological Oceanography