ANTISLIME COATINGS. PART II--PRECONDITIONING VALUE OF SLIME FOR BARNACLE ATTACHMENT

Investigations of the relationship between barnacle attachment and the presence of a primary slime film on submerged surfaces has been completed. Using laboratory-reared barnacle cyprids in a statistical settlement survey, it has been determined that the number of barnacle cyprids settling on a slimed surface consistently exceeds by a factor of ten the number that settle on a cleaned control surface. Data describing the slime factor as a naturally occuring surface-preconditioning agent affecting the settlement of other sessile organisms are evaluated.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Ship Research and Development Center

    Washington, DC  USA 
  • Authors:
    • Liberatore, G L
    • Dyckman, E J
    • Montemarano, J A
    • Cohn, M L
  • Publication Date: 1972-8

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  • Pagination: 28 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041727
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NSRDC-28-233
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM