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World Atlas of Coastal Biological Fouling. Part I. North America, South America, Iceland and Greenland
NAVAL OCEANOGRAPHIC OFFICE BAY SAINT LOUIS MS
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This atlas is the first of a three part series, and is a comparison of available biofouling data covering the coastal areas of North and South America, Iceland and southern Greenland. The report contains 17 regional charts and a world reference chart. Specific biofouling locations, general areas, and severity are indicated on the regional charts, and the chart entries are cross- referenced in an index section according to chartcountry, countryarea, numerical and alphabetical notations. A fouling severity key correlates word designations of severity with wet weight kg.sq m in air values, and chart symbolization. Ten major groups of organisms are represented on a series of data sheets corresponding to regional charts and the index section. The organisms are algae, amphipods, anemones, barnacles, bryozoans, hybroids, molluscs, sponges, tubeworms and tunicates. Information concerning these organisms are months of maximum attachment, relative abundance, and other pertinent data including generic names. Predictions of fouling severity are made where sufficient data warrants suchforecasting. An extensive references section concludes the report.
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