Crawford, T. N. Coastal Carolina University, tcrawfor@alan.coastal.edu
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SOME LIKE IT COLD! THE EFFECTS OF TEMPERATURE ON THE HYPOXIC STRESS OF EURYPANOPEOUS DEPRESSUS
 
Over the past few decades, increasing input of nutrients to urbanized marine coastal areas has increased the occurrence of hypoxia. Although one of the major factors that influence hypoxia is temperature, no studies exist that isolate the influence of this factor on how organisms respond to hypoxia. The effect of temperature on the hypoxic tolerance was examined on 36 specimens of the crab Eurypanopeous depressus. Crabs were seperated into temperature treatments and two oxygen treatments. The experimental results prove that high temperatures increase mortality reates for this species. The findings of this experiment suggest that with global warming, hypoxia could become a more severe stress for more communities.
 
Day: Tuesday, Feb. 2
Time: 02:00 - 02:15pm
Location: Hilton of Santa Fe
 
Code: CS67TU0200H