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Recovery of the western rock lobster, Panulirus cygnus, from emersion and handling stress: the effect of oxygen concentration during re-immersion

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Crear, BJ and Forteath, GNR, Recovery of the western rock lobster, Panulirus cygnus, from emersion and handling stress: the effect of oxygen concentration during re-immersion, Journal of Shellfish Research, 20, (3) pp. 921-929 . ISSN 0730-8000 (2001) [Refereed Article]

Abstract

The effect of dissolved oxygen concentrations (110-120, 90-100, 70-80, 50-60, 30-40 and 10-20% saturation) on recovery of Panulirus cygnus from a period of activity/emersion was investigated. Biochemical disturbances induced in P. cygnus by emersion and handling included a large decrease in the hemolymph pH (0.7 units) and an increase in the hemolymph lactate concentration (2.44 mmol L-1). Re-immersion resulted in very high rates of oxygen consumption (up to 2.5 times the pre-emersion rate), elevated hemolymph glucose (1.1-4.5 mmol L-1) and further increases in hemolymph lactate (2.7-11.1 mmol L-1), with actual concentrations dependent on the dissolved oxygen concentration. Water oxygen concentrations of 50-60% saturation or less slowed the rate of recovery; all lobsters recovering in water with 10-20% oxygen saturation died within 12 hours. Based on the rate of recovery of physiological parameters, lobsters should be allowed to recover for a minimum of eight hours between stress episodes, whilst maintaining an oxygen concentration of 70-80% saturation or above.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Fish Physiology and Genetics
Objective Division:Animal Production and Animal Primary Products
Objective Group:Fisheries - Wild Caught
Objective Field:Fisheries - Wild Caught not elsewhere classified
Author:Crear, BJ (Mr Bradley Crear)
Author:Forteath, GNR (Professor Nigel Forteath)
ID Code:22703
Year Published:2001
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:TAFI - Marine Research Laboratory
Deposited On:2001-08-01
Last Modified:2011-11-16
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