Outreach activities

Outreach activities: Members of the research team have contributed to the Bangor Ecoscience Days 2013 & 2014 with an interactive activity for school children entitled Acidifying Oceans.



Posters & presentations

Posters and presentations

Posters for 2014:

Long-term exposure of crabs to reduced salinity and pH: a temperate case study.  Coleen Suckling, Ben Ciotti, Ian McCarthy, Luis Giminez, Chris Hauton, Nia Whiteley. SCAR Symposium New Zealand Aug 2014.

Suckling et al_poster abstract_SCAR XXXIII 2014


Metabolic demands associated with physiological adjustments to environmental perturbations: medium-term exposures in Brachyuran crabs. Coleen Suckling, Ben Ciotti, James Brown, Amy Curry, Luis Gimenez, Ian McCarthy, Chris Hauton, Nia Whiteley. Society for Experimental Biology, Manchester July 2014.

Data collection


Coming soon, site under construction



Progress to date

We are currently exposing juvenile shore crabs (C. maenas) to an elevation in seawater pCO2 and reduced salinity. Details? The crabs have now been held for 6 months and are surviving well in all 4 treatments, although we are beginning to see differences in energy consumption and growth rates.