Illumination as a factor influencing the attachment of sessile marine organisms has received considerable attention during recent years, largely because of its relation to the economically important problem of ship bottom fouling. Possibly for the same reason, investigations have been
mainly directed towards the immediate gross effect of varying conditions of illumination, rather than towards an analysis of the fundamental nature of the behaviour of the organisms involved.
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