Seawater carbonate chemistry and life history traits and feeding of the littoral mysid Praunus flexuosus


Mysids, an important food web component in the littoral zone of coastal waters, have been neglected so far in ocean acidification research. Juveniles of the littoral mysid Praunus flexuosus were exposed in the laboratory to four pCO2 levels (530, 930, 1200, and 1600 µatm) for 5 weeks. In addition, juveniles were provided with two different food levels during the experiment. High pCO2 did not affect survival, but delayed moulting. Juvenile growth decreased and inter-moult period between the last moulting events increased with increasing pCO2 at low but not at high food supply, suggesting that high food availability is needed to prevent these negative effects of elevated pCO2. However, small individual juveniles showed lower feeding rates at high pCO2 compared to the control after prolonged exposure, suggesting decreased activity likely due to impaired metabolism. The subtle negative effects of elevated pCO2 on life history traits observed in this study suggest that P. flexuosus probably has to adapt to counteract adverse effects of predicted high pCO2, especially when food is limiting.

In order to allow full comparability with other ocean acidification data sets, the R package seacarb (Gattuso et al, 2016) was used to compute a complete and consistent set of carbonate system variables, as described by Nisumaa et al. (2010). In this dataset the original values were archived in addition with the recalculated parameters (see related PI). The date of carbonate chemistry calculation by seacarb is 2018-05-23.

Supplement to: Sperfeld, Erik; Mangor‑Jensen, Anders; Dalpadado, Padmini (2017): Effects of increasing pCO2 on life history traits and feeding of the littoral mysid Praunus flexuosus. Marine Biology, 164(8)

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Creator Sperfeld, Erik (ORCID: 0000-0002-3229-407X); Mangor‑Jensen, Anders; Dalpadado, Padmini
Publisher PANGAEA
Contributor Yang, Yan
Publication Year 2017
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
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Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 18444 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (5.050 LON, 60.207 LAT)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2013-07-01T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2013-07-31T00:00:00Z