Numbers of naked amoebae inhabiting the intertidal zone of two geographically seperate sandy beaches
Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK
Numbers of naked amoebae (Gymnamoebae) inhabiting the lower intertidal zone of two sandy beaches were estimated using a novel enrichment cultivation method. Samples were collected between June and September, 1999. Beach sand at Kames Bay, Isle of Cumbrae, Scotland contained on average 2604 amoebae cm−3 while at Dania Beach, Florida, USA, sand harboured 4236 amoebae cm−3. This is the first study to focus on the abundance of naked amoebae inhabiting a sandy beach. These numbers are higher than densities generally reported for shallow subtidal sands and show that amoebae must be considered in future studies on the dynamics of sandy beach communities.
Rogerson, Andrew; Fiona Hannah; Gwen Hauer; and Phillip Cowie. 2001. "Numbers of naked amoebae inhabiting the intertidal zone of two geographically seperate sandy beaches." Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 80, (4): 731-732. http://nsuworks.nova.edu/cnso_bio_facarticles/140