), which offer additional difficulties in collecting, handling, and identifying species (Giere, 2009; Somerfield & Warwick, 2013).
Larval settlement into marine soft-sediment systems: interactions with the meiofauna
From the invisible world of meiofauna
living in the sands of our beaches to a cephalopod called the 'Vampire Squid from Hell' stalking the lightless depths, Hird takes us on an astonishing journey as he follows the tides and currents from shoreline to the bone-crushing pressure of the deep sea.
Variacion temporal de la meiofauna
en sedimentos del sistema lagunar "laguna de Raya", estado Nueva Esparta, Venezuela.
One study on the human presence in the Porto de Galinhas reef (Northeast Coast, Pernambuco) found that marine trampling had led to severe changes on the meiofauna
. The total density and the most frequent group were negatively affected, indicating that the loss of little known species is one of the potential consequences of human trampling of coral reefs (Sarmento & Santos, 2012).
Spatiotemporal variations in prey assemblages were not assessed in this study; however, prior investigations in the Narragansett Bay have revealed substantial changes in abundances of benthic meiofauna
and macrofauna across sites and seasons (Rudnick et al., 1985; Calabretta and Oviatt, 2008), and some of these fauna constitute important prey for juvenile winter and summer flounder (e.g., harpacticoid copepods, polychaetes, nematodes, and bivalves).
Faubel, Biotic Factors, Introduction to the Study of meiofauna
Alem disso, no fundo do manancial o movimento e migracao da meiofauna
(organismos pequenos, mas nao microscopicos, que habitam os sedimentos) abrem os intersticios do sedimento permitindo a infiltracao.
(a) Laboratorio de Meiofauna
, Departamento de Zoologia, Centro de Ciencias Biologicas--CCB, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco--UFPE, Av.
as descriptor of tourism-induced changes at sandy beaches.
In many locales, early juvenile spot have been found to prey heavily on benthic meiofauna
, and in some situations have been suggested to play a role in control of meiofaunal densities.