Amphitrite


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Amphitrite

(ămfĭtrī`tē), in Greek mythology, queen of the sea; daughter of Nereus. She was the wife of Poseidon and mother of Triton.

Amphitrite

[′am·fə′trī‚dē]
(astronomy)
An asteroid with a diameter of about 120 miles (200 kilometers), mean distance from the sun of 2.554 astronomical units, and S-type surface composition.

Amphitrite

queen of the sea; Poseidon’s wife. [Gk. Myth.: NCE, 94]
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These species are also potentially fouling barnacles, and while we did not include the model species Amphibalanus (=Balanus) amphitrite in the present analysis, the detailed description in Glenner and Hoeg (1995) shows that its antennular structure is exactly as in the other hard-bottom species studied here.
Standardization of laboratory bioassays with Balanus amphitrite larvae for preliminary oil dispersants toxicological characterization.
The fifteen introduced species are Polychaetes (Branchiomma luctuosum), Ascidiacea (Clavelina oblonga, Distaplia stylifera, Aplidiopsis sp., Ascidia sydneiensis, Styela plicata, Eusynstyela sp.), Cnidaria (Carijoa riisei), Crustacea Cirripedia (Amphibalanus amphitrite, Amphibalanus reticulatus, Megabalanus coccopoma, Balanus trigonus), and Mollusca Bivalvia (Myoforceps aristatus, Isognomon bicolor, Perna perna).
The barnacles of the Balanus amphitrite complex (Cirripedia, Thoracica).
The formulation having the best fouling-release performance was selected to further explore the effect of siloxane molecular weight and content on the fouling-release performance of marine organisms, including barnacles (Amphibalanus amphitrite).
The species' range has been extended northward over the last 50 y from the Oregon coast southwest of the Columbia River mouth (Heyamoto and Hitz 1962), to off Amphitrite Point, Vancouver Island, Canada (Westrheim 1968), to our most recent record.
Among the barnacles used as suitable biomonitors of trace metal pollutant elements, Amphibalanus amphitrite (Darwin, 1854) has been cited as a bioaccumulator of 5 trace metals: cadmium, chromium, copper, lead, zinc (Blackmore et al., 1998), and fluoride (Barbaro et al., 1978).
To escape the matrimonial advances of Poseidon, sea-goddess Amphitrite went into hiding, but the dolphin, one of the Nereid retrievers dispatched by Poseidon, found her in the neighborhood of Mount Atlas and transported her back for the wedding.
Relationship between duration of cyprid attachment and drag forces associated with detachment of Balanus amphitrite cyprids.
Triton In Greek mythology, a merman, demigod of the sea; he was the son of the sea god, Poseidon, and his wife, Amphitrite. According to the Greek poet Hesiod, Triton dwelt with his parents in a golden palace in the depths of the sea.
New studies reveal that barnacles (Balanus glandula, Semibalanus cariosus, Chthamalus fissus, and Amphibalanus amphitrite) and mussels (Mytilus californianus, M.
Also worth mentioning is a graceful marble of Neptune and Amphitrite by Francesco Bertos (1678-1741; Fig.