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Main Title Observations on the Effect of Dissolved Oxygen and Temperature on Respiration Rates of the Bay Scallop, 'Argopecten irradians'.
Author Voyer, R. A. ;
CORP Author Environmental Research Lab., Narragansett, RI.
Publisher c1992
Year Published 1992
Report Number EPA/600/J-93/212 ;ERLN-1329;
Stock Number PB93-204956
Additional Subjects Respiration ; Oxygen ; Temperature ; Metabolism ; Regression analysis ; Reprints ; Bay scallops ; Argopecten irradians
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB93-204956 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 6p
The bay scallop, Argopecten irradians, regulates its respiratory activity over a wide range of dissolved oxygen (DO) concentrations at temperatures of 17 C to 22 C (Van Dam 1954). Northern bay scallops, however, are physiologically active at temperatures below 17 C. The potentially significant influence of interactions between environmental variables, such as DO and temperature, on metabolic activity of aquatic animals has been emphasized. A limiting factor such as DO may act to restrict the potential range of activity of an aquatic animal. It was thus the goal of this study to evaluate the possible restricting effect of DO on bay scallop respiration rates at a temperature lower than those examined by Van Dam (1954).