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Marine ecoregion and <i>Deepwater Horizon</i> oil spill affect recruitment and population structure of a salt marsh snail

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Pennings, S.C., Zengel, S., Oehrig, J., Alber, M., Bishop, T.D., Deis, D.R., Devlin, D., Hughes, A.R., Hutchens, J.J., Jr., Kiehn, W.M., McFarlin, C.R., Montague, C.L., Powers, S., Proffitt, C.E., Rutherford, N., Stagg, C.L., and Walters, K., 2016, Marine ecoregion and the Deepwater Horizon oil spill affect recruitment and population structure of a salt marsh snail: Ecosphere, v. 7, no. 12, art. e01588, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ecs2.1588.

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Marine species with planktonic larvae often have high spatial and temporal variation in recruitment that leads to subsequent variation in the ecology of benthic adults. Using a combination of published and unpublished data, we compared the population structure of the salt marsh snail, Littoraria irrorata, between the South Atlantic Bight and the Gulf Coast of the United States to infer geographic differences in recruitment and to test the hypothesis that the Deepwater Horizon oil spill led to widespread recruitment failure of L. irrorata in Louisiana in 2010. Size-frequency distributions in both ecoregions were bimodal, with troughs in the distributions consistent with a transition from sub-adults to adults at ~13 mm in shell length [...]

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