Effects of ocean acidification on larval swimming behaviour of the cold-water coral Desmophyllum pertusum


The objective of this study is to determine the effects of ocean acidification (OA) on the survival, development and swimming behaviour of embryos of the deep-sea coral Desmophyllum pertusum (syn. Lophelia pertusa). Upon spawning, fertilized embryos were collected and exposed to two pCO2 treatments corresponding to present pCO2 conditions (400 ppm) and future pCO2 conditions predicted under scenario IPCC RCP8.5 for the end of the century (1000 ppm). We monitored survival daily and we measured swimming velocity on day 9 after spawning. Temperature and pH were measured every 24h, salinity was measured every other day, and water samples were collected during the first and last day of the experiment to determine total alkalinity (TA). This dataset includes data on the effects of ocean acidification on swimming velocity of larvae of the deep-sea coral Desmophyllum pertusum. Embryos were exposed to two acidification (pCO2) treatments: present pCO2 conditions (400 ppm) and future pCO2 conditions predicted under RCP8.5 for the end of the century (1000 ppm). After rearing the embryos in the respective treatments for nine days, we recorded the swimming behaviour of larvae with a video camera. Videos were analyzed with manual particle tracking, and here we report the swimming velocity and total traveled distance of larvae in each experimental treatment.

Experimental treatment, CTR: present pCO2 400 ppm; AC: end-of-century pCO2 1000 ppm

DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.966520
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.966521
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.966520
Creator Rakka, Maria (ORCID: 0000-0002-8179-242X); Carreiro-Silva, Marina ORCID logo; Larsson, Ann I ORCID logo
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2024
Funding Reference European Commission https://doi.org/10.13039/501100000780 Crossref Funder ID 730984 https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/730984 Association of European Marine Biological Laboratories Expanded; Horizon 2020 https://doi.org/10.13039/501100007601 Crossref Funder ID 818123 https://doi.org/10.3030/818123 Integrated Assessment of Atlantic Marine Ecosystems in Space and Time
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; Data access is restricted (moratorium, sensitive data, license constraints); https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess false
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 480 data points
Discipline History; Humanities; Life Sciences; Medicine; Medicine and Health; Physiology
Spatial Coverage (10.960W, 58.996S, 10.969E, 58.997N); Tisler Reef, Skagerrak