Articles | Volume 19, issue 2
Research article
20 Jan 2022
Research article |  | 20 Jan 2022

Investigating controls of shell growth features in a foundation bivalve species: seasonal trends and decadal changes in the California mussel

Veronica Padilla Vriesman, Sandra J. Carlson, and Tessa M. Hill


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on bg-2021-219', Daniel Killam, 24 Sep 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Veronica Vriesman, 01 Nov 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on bg-2021-219', A. D. Wanamaker Jr., 04 Oct 2021
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Veronica Vriesman, 01 Nov 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (08 Nov 2021) by Ny Riavo G. Voarintsoa
AR by Veronica Vriesman on behalf of the Authors (11 Nov 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (16 Nov 2021) by Ny Riavo G. Voarintsoa
RR by A. D. Wanamaker Jr. (16 Nov 2021)
RR by Daniel Killam (30 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2021) by Ny Riavo G. Voarintsoa
AR by Veronica Vriesman on behalf of the Authors (16 Dec 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
The shell of the California mussel contains alternating dark and light calcium carbonate increments that record whether the shell was growing normally under optimal conditions (light) or slowly under sub-optimal conditions (dark). However, the timing and specific environmental controls of growth band formation have not been tested. We investigated these controls and found links between stable seawater temperatures and light bands and highly variable or extreme temperatures and dark bands.
Final-revised paper