Wound healing in an elasmobranch fish is not impaired by high‐CO 2 exposure

Bouyoucos, Ian A., Shipley, Oliver N., Jones, Emily, Brooks, Edward J., and Mandelman, John W. (2020) Wound healing in an elasmobranch fish is not impaired by high‐CO 2 exposure. Journal of Fish Biology, 96 (6). pp. 1508-1511.

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The purpose of this study was to test the effects of high CO2 exposure on wound healing rates in an elasmobranch fish (Urobatis jamaicensis). Small dermal injuries (8 mm biopsy) closed by 22 days post wounding with a decrease in haematocrit. High CO2 exposure (ΔpH = 1.4) did not influence healing rate or haematocrit. Combined, these data provide evidence that minimally invasive scientific procedures have short‐term impacts on elasmobranch fishes even during exposure to a chronic stressor. Therefore, wound healing rates may not be strongly impacted by ocean acidification (ΔpH = 0.4).

Item ID: 65081
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1095-8649
Copyright Information: © 2020 The Fish eries Society of the British Isles
Funders: Cape Eleuthera Foundation
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2020 00:53
FoR Codes: 31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3199 Other biological sciences > 319902 Global change biology @ 50%
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3109 Zoology > 310912 Comparative physiology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences @ 100%
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