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Limpets

Limpet

(Science: zoology)

1. In a general sense, any hatshaped, or conical, gastropod shell.

2. Any one of many species of marine shellfish of the order docoglossa, mostly found adhering to rocks, between tides.

The common European limpets of the genus Patella (especially. P. Vulgata) are extensively used as food. The common new England species is Acmaea testudinalis. Numerous species of limpets occur on the Pacific coast of America, some of them of large size.

3. Any species of Siphonaria, a genus of limpet-shaped pulmonifera, living between tides, on rocks.

4. A keyhole limpet. See fissurella.

Origin: Prob. Through french fr. L. Lepas, -adis, gr.


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Homing behaviour in limpets - statistical analysis

I'm curious as to why you think limpets are "tied" to a home base - is that already an idea supported by evidence?

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by Darby
Thu Feb 04, 2010 2:38 pm
 
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Topic: Homing behaviour in limpets - statistical analysis
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Homing behaviour in limpets - statistical analysis

Hi, I have recently carried out a field investigation on homing behaviour of limpets. My hypothesis was that limpets placed more than 10 cm from base do not return. I placed 3 no at each 6,9,12 and 15 cm from base on rocks at low tide . I came back next day at ...

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by ma1ukf5
Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:50 am
 
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ECOLOGY COURSEWORK STATISTICS HELP!

... told me why i am using infinite degrees of freedom. My teacher wont even help!! If it helps, my project is comparing the Height/Length ratio of limpets on the upper shore and middle shore. I have 40 data points in one sample and 25 in the other sample. I would appreciate it is somebody can help ...

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by ShaanP
Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:26 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: ECOLOGY COURSEWORK STATISTICS HELP!
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Limpet Shell Profile - A Level coursework

It's the same species, however I believe it now to be due to tidal action, with the limpets lower down the shore having a shallower shell profile to minimise surface area therefore reducing action from currents.

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by Frogman
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Limpet Shell Profile - A Level coursework
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Limpet Shell Profile - A Level coursework

... the low water mark. What I was wondering is if anyone could help me with info on; Why/How does limpet shell shape change? Do any birds prey on Limpets? And what stats test should I use, if my method uses an interrupted belt transect with a quadrat every 5m. Im measuring the height and base ...

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by Frogman
Sun Oct 08, 2006 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: Limpet Shell Profile - A Level coursework
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