thyrsiflora 'Campfire' (front row in large photo), 'Elijah Blue' fescue (second row and bottom left), and silver-blue Senecio (third row) are accented by a deep burgundy Caribbean copper plant.
All 4 of these compounds had juvenile hormone activity, inducing metamorphosis in larvae of the annelid Capitella
(Biggers & Laufer 1996, Biggers & Laufer 1999, Biggers & Laufer 2004).
The 10 top dominant species were Prionospio heterobranchia (331), Chone infundiliformis (295), Mediomastus californiensis (264), Cossura candida (236), Scoletoma crassidentata (222), Exogone lourei (206), Capitella
capitata (147), Armandia brevis (130), Neanthes arenaceodentata (121), Chone mollis (117).
capitata comprised 19 percent of the total, Heteromastastus filiformis eight percent, Glycera dibranchiata three percent, and a single Phyllodace arenae.
In a project undertaken with Lisa Levin (a former WHOI Postdoctoral Fellow now at Scripps Institution of Oceanography), we analyzed an experiment on two estuarine polychaetes (Streblospio benedicti and Capitella
Laboratory studies of the effect of predation on production and the production: biomass ratio of the opportunistic polychaete Capitella
capitata (Type I).
Carmela Cuomo, a geologist and benthic (seafloor) ecologist at the State University of New York at Stony Brook, has discovered that larvae of this centimeter-long shallow-water worm of the Capitella
genus find and settle into the desolate patches brimming with sulfides by somehow tracking the sulfide molecules that escape into the water.
In front are Kalanchoe /twine 'Fantastic' and spiky Crassula capitella
thyrsiflora 'Campfire', a chameleon that's green in part sun, vermilion in full.