The Santa Barbara-Montecito and Goleta basins are structurally
continuous fault-controlled Pleistocene basins containing
up to 3000 feet (925 m) of marine Pleistocene Santa Barbara Formation
which were deposited on previously deformed Sisquoc and older
strata. Structures subcropping against the unconformity at the
base of the Santa Barbara Formation show that...
Juvenile English sole (Parophrys vetulus) were
collected in Yaquina Bay, Oregon from January, 1986 to
March, 1987. Recruitment of young-of-the-year sole
occurred from January to June, 1986 and again from
December, 1986 to February, 1987. Emigration from Yaquina
Bay started in September, 1986, but a small portion of the
The microsporidian parasite Nadelspora canceri infects Dungeness crabs, Cancer
magister, along the United States Pacific Northwest coast. The prevalence and seasonal
variation of N. canceri in Dungeness crabs from Alsea Bay, Oregon, are described based
on examination of 2991 crabs collected at monthly intervals from October, 1991 to June,
The infection intensity of the monogenetic trematode Gyrodactyus stellatus on laboratory held English sole (Parophrys vetulus) appeared to be influenced by handling stress, substrate, and starvation. In bioassays testing G. stellatus survival times in mucus and serum collected from laboratory held sole at different times during trematode infection, trematode survival...
Of 2,122 marine fishes belonging to 36 species collected in the
vicinity of Newport, Oregon, 541 belonging to 8 species were infected
with hemoflagellates. Four species of trypanosomes and three species
of cryptobias were found in offshore fishes, but no hemoflagellates
were observed in fishes from Yaquina Bay.
The microsporidan Pleistophora sp. is a common parasite of
Crangon franciscorum, C. nigricauda, and C. stylirostris in the
vicinity of Yaquina Bay, Oregon. Characteristics of the parasite are
described. Skeletal muscle was the only host tissue infected.
The seasonal prevalence and intensity of the parasite in
crangonids are described, based...
The breeding biology and early life history of the
Tufted Puffin (Fratercula cirrhata) were studied for two
years on Goat Island, Curry County, Oregon. Artificial
nest boxes were used to minimize disturbance and provide
easy access to puffin eggs and chicks. Utilization of
these boxes was 47.5% and 57.5% in...