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Postby missy42 » Fri May 01, 2009 6:34 pm

Can any body help me with this question? pls ....thank you

Which abiotic factor(s) is/are not limiting the size of barnacle populations in the intertidal zone ? Choose all that are correct.

a. tide conditions
b. seasonal climate change
c. competition
d. space
e. rate of growth
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Re: abiotic factors

Postby prokaryotics » Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:13 am

AFAIK all of them do, but tide conditions seems to be the least deeming.
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Postby AstusAleator » Sun Jul 12, 2009 5:48 am

I don't even know what they mean by tide conditions... Does that mean low/high? or does it have something to do with red-tides? If it means av-low/av-high then maybe - because this could restrict or expand the intertidal zone.

seasonal climate change (as opposed to global climate change) will have no more effect on barnacle populations than it will on anything else. This is like asking if the earth rotating around the sun will impact barnacle populations.
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Postby Pokie » Tue Aug 02, 2011 7:50 am

Abiotic Factors
Abiotic, meaning not alive, are nonliving factors that affect living organisms. Environmental factors such habitat (pond, lake, ocean, desert, mountain) or weather such as temperature, cloud cover, rain, snow, hurricanes, etc. are abiotic factors.
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