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Interactive effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) early life stages
Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference
  • Brooke Love, Western Washington Univ., United States
  • Cristina Villalobos, Western Washington Univ., United States
  • M. Brady Olson, Western Washington Univ., United States
Presentation Abstract

The synergy of ocean acidification and ocean warming may lead to negative marine organism responses not apparent under single stressors. While adult fish are effective acid-base regulators, and presumably less affected by environmental stressors, early life stages may be more susceptible. Pacific herring are ecologically and economically important forage fish, native to the U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW). However, the herring populations in the PNW have experienced reductions in stock abundance. This study focused on the combined effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on Pacific herring embryo and larval life stages. Pacific herring embryos were incubated under a factorial design of two temperature (10°C, 16°C) and two pCO2 (600 µatm, 1600 µatm) treatments until hatch. The combination of high pCO2 and high temperature revealed greater embryo respiration aberrations. Embryos reared under the high temperature treatment, for both pCO2 levels, experienced greater occurrences of larval mortality and abnormalities. These data indicate that while temperature may be a primary global change stressor affecting Pacific herring embryology and future herring populations, interactive effects with pCO2 may introduce additional challenges.

Session Title
Advances in the Understanding of Drivers of Change and Potential Conservation Actions for Pacific Herring in the Salish Sea
Keywords
  • Ocean acidification,
  • Interactive effects
Conference Track
SSE11: Species and Food Webs
Conference Name
Salish Sea Ecosystem Conference (2018 : Seattle, Wash.)
Document Type
Event
SSEC Identifier
SSE11-170
Start Date
6-4-2018 1:45 PM
End Date
6-4-2018 2:00 PM
Type of Presentation
Oral
Contributing Repository
Digital content made available by University Archives, Heritage Resources, Western Libraries, Western Washington University.
Geographic Coverage
Salish Sea (B.C. and Wash.)
Rights
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Type
text
Language
English
Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Brooke Love, Cristina Villalobos and M. Brady Olson. "Interactive effects of ocean acidification and ocean warming on Pacific herring (Clupea pallasi) early life stages" (2018)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/brooke-love/14/