Alan Eugene Davis
adavis at saipan.com
Sat Nov 16 10:34:00 EST 1996
I have been collecting information on tropical seasonality for several
years. My special interest is in marine seasonality.
I am interested in obtaining information regarding any tropical
polychaetes in which seasonality of any kind (abundance, distribution,
and more usually reproductive) has been observed. I am aware of one
such instance in Chuuk, E. Caroline Islands, and have observed the
luminescent epitokes of certain worms (maybe or maybe not a _Palolo_
sp.) that are associated traditionally with the third night after full
moon. Another night of the moon has the same name, so a different
worm may also be involved.
I would be grateful for any suggestive or documented information
regarding _any_ seasonal phenomena in the tropics, especially in the
Pacific. Hopefully it will eventually---probably some years
hence---possible to produce a review.
Alan Eugene Davis Marianas High School 15o 8.8'N GMT+10
adavis at saipan.com AAA 196 Box 10,001 145o 42.5'E
Saipan, MP 96950
Northern Mariana Islands
1997---International Year of the Coral Reef
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