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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (15): jeb228544.
Published: 13 August 2020
... hydrodynamic forces; this adhesion is plastic and varies as a function of rock type and native population. Echinoid Hydrodynamic forces Surface roughness Tenacity Tube feet In the wave-dominated nearshore open coast, hydrodynamic forces dictate key ecological parameters such as species...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2020) 223 (7): jeb213595.
Published: 09 April 2020
... to predation for an ectothermic intertidal mollusc (the owl limpet, Lottia gigantea ) and its predator (the black oystercatcher, Haematopus bachmani ). The ability of L. gigantea to resist bird predation during low tide is determined by the tenacity of attachment to the rock. We developed a transducer...
Includes: Supplementary data
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J Exp Biol (2006) 209 (10): 1996–2003.
Published: 15 May 2006
...Gretchen M. Moeser; Emily Carrington SUMMARY The blue mussel , Mytilus edulis , attaches itself to the substrate by producing a radially arranged complex of collagenous byssal threads. The strength of byssal attachment, or tenacity, has been shown to vary seasonally on Rhode Island shores...
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J Exp Biol (2005) 208 (13): 2555–2567.
Published: 01 July 2005
... area of contact between the disc and the surface. Tenacity (force per unit area) increases with roughness [e.g. 0.18 and 0.34 MPa on smooth polymethyl-methacrylate (PMMA), 0.21 and 0.47 MPa on rough PMMA for sea stars and sea urchins, respectively] if only the projected surface area of the adhesive...
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J Exp Biol (2004) 207 (17): 2947–2963.
Published: 01 August 2004
... differing greatly in tenacity values (range, 1.39-28.24 kPa). The surface is readily wettable with water (contact angle, 31.9-36.0°C)and has a high surface free energy (56.84-61.93 mN m -1 ) with a relatively high polar component (33.09-52.70 mN m -1 ). To examine the effect of the glandular secretion...