A study of marine fouling in Monterey harbor

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Mommsen, Durwand Belmont, Jr.
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Haderlie, E.C.
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1966-05
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May 1966
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Monterey, California. Naval Postgraduate School
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en_US
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Observations were made on the marine fouling occuring on test panels In Monterey Harbor during the period January 26 to AprlI 21, 1966. Test panels of various materials were placed at three depths. Observations were made on plywood panels exposed for four weeks, immersed at two week intervals, at just below the mean tow tide level to determine the change in rate of attachment of foulng organisms during the test period. Observations were aIso made on the amount of fouIing occuring on dlfferent test materials at the same depth and on the same test material at different depths. The most 1mportant short-term fouling organisms in Monterey Harbor were found to be barnacles, bryozoa, serpulids and hydrolds. The number of barnacles attaching to test palllets reached a peak in early April and then dectlned. The amount of fouling on the test panels increased with depth. Wood was determined to be the best surface for collecting and observrng marine fouling organisms
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This publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.
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