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Research Article

Across-Shelf Transport of Bivalve Larvae: Can the Interface between a Coastal Current and Inshore Waters Act as an Ecological Barrier to Larval Dispersal?

  • Charles E. Tilburg mail,

    ctilburg@une.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, United States of America

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  • Michael A. McCartney,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

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  • Philip O. Yund

    Affiliation: Department of Marine Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, United States of America

    Current address: The Downeast Institute, Beals, Maine, United States of America

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  • Published: November 12, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0048960

About the Authors

Charles E. Tilburg, Philip O. Yund
Department of Marine Sciences, University of New England, Biddeford, Maine, United States of America
Michael A. McCartney
Department of Biology and Marine Biology, University of North Carolina-Wilmington, Wilmington, North Carolina, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: ctilburg@une.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CET MAM POY. Performed the experiments: CET MAM POY. Analyzed the data: CET POY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CET POY. Wrote the paper: CET POY.