hydropolyp


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hydropolyp

[¦hī·drō′päl·əp]
(invertebrate zoology)
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Still considering that large scale oceanographic processes could influence natural larvae settlement to the benthos at the intersection of thermoclines and the sea floor, that adult aggregations may be influenced by postsettlement migration, which should not occur at the scale of kilometres, and that high spat settlement does not explain where scallop beds become established (Brand 1991, Brand 2006, Stokesbury & Himmelman 1995), the availability of PSS should be monitored and areas with dense clumps of branched hydropolyps, and possibly lower abundance of predators, protected from trawling along the extensive area where fishing grounds are distributed.