Study 6

Strongylocentrotus physiology and histology study


Photo copyright: Sue Scott/JNCC (published on MarLIN website)

Study Aims:

To determine the impact of elevated CO2 and temperature on the acid-base regulation in the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus droebachiensis.


12th May 2009: The urchins have now been in their experimental containers for 10 days. You will have seen the updates on the blogs… Today we were testing behaviour of urchins by testing how quickly they can turnover when we place them upside down in seawater. We thought this was best explained by watching this short video of some of the urchins taking the test:


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