Now showing items 1-2 of 2
Killer storms: North Atlantic hurricanes and disease outbreaks in sea urchins
An increase in the incidence of disease in various marine organisms over the past few decades has been linked to ocean climate change. In Nova Scotia, Canada, mass mortalities of sea urchins, due to an amoebic disease, ...
Spatial dynamics, ecological thresholds and phase shifts: modelling grazer aggregation and gap formation in kelp beds
On the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia, transitions between alternative states of the subtidal ecosystem, kelp beds and sea urchin barrens, occur on a decadal scale. To explore the process of urchin aggregation within kelp ...