Chapter 3. Settlement and Behaviour of Marine Fouling Organisms

  1. Simone Dürr2 and
  2. Jeremy C. Thomason3
  1. Gabrielle S. Prendergast

Published Online: 29 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch3

Biofouling

Biofouling

How to Cite

Prendergast, G. S. (2010) Settlement and Behaviour of Marine Fouling Organisms, in Biofouling (eds S. Dürr and J. C. Thomason), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK

  2. 3

    School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Biology, Division of Biology and Psychology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169264

Online ISBN: 9781444315462

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Keywords:

  • settlement and behaviour of marine fouling organisms;
  • species settlement - involving surface encounter and attachment;
  • planktonic propagules;
  • settlement-inducing protein complex [SIPC]/neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid [GABA] - triggering adhesive release, in contact-dependent manner;
  • larval physiological condition, mixed cohorts of unknown age and provenance;
  • Crustacea;
  • Bryozoa;
  • Tunicata;
  • Cnidaria;
  • mussel veliger larvae - passive settlers

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Cues

  • Planktonic Propagules

  • Inert Surface Encounter, Followed by (Active?) Attachment or Rejection

  • Behavioural Surface Encounter, Exploration and Attachment or Rejection

  • Conclusions

  • References