Date of Award
Bachelor of Science
The distribution of organisms in an estuary is affected by a plethora of environmental factors. The ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi, is found to exists over a wide range of these factors, temperature and salinity in particular, allowing it to occupy the estuary year round and make use of low salinity areas unavailable to most marine organisms.
Leder, James J. III, "The distribution of the ctenophore, Mnemiopsis leidyi (A. Agassiz), in a vertical thermal gradient" (1985). Honors Theses. 1099.