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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Edmund H. Smith

First Committee Member

Lee Christianson

Second Committee Member

John S. Tucker

Third Committee Member

M. Dale Arvey


The purpose of this study is to describe the sediment-dwelling, infaunal gammaridean amphipods of Tomales Bay and to relate their distribution to known variations in the physical environment. Also, the Tomales Bay amphipod fauna is compared to the faunas of other West Coast bays.



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