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A Simple Device for Recording the Maximum Force Exerted on Intertidal Organisms

Mark W. Denny
Limnology and Oceanography
Vol. 28, No. 6 (Nov., 1983), pp. 1269-1274
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2836290
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A Simple Device for Recording the Maximum Force Exerted on Intertidal Organisms
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Abstract

A new dynamometer records the magnitude and direction of the maximum force imposed on individual organisms by rapid water flow. These measurements allow "exposure" to be accurately quantified, and maximum water velocity to be estimated. The device is rugged, simple to build, inexpensive, and can be used in a variety of habitats.

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