Date of Award

Fall 2000

Document Type

Legacy Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Marine Science


College of Science

First Advisor

Eric T. Koepfler


This study looks at Periwinkle climbing behavior in Murrell's Inlet, South Carolina during the fall season (September thru October). Studies were performed in field to determine if there was a gradient between stem and sediment temperatures and how they related to snail height in the cooler months of fall. A laboratory experiment was set up to determine if differential climbing occurred between heated snails, room temperature snails, and room temperature snails placed on heated sediments.