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.
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.
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.