sedimentation and coral stress
Marine Biology Section, USC, Cebu, Philippin
mbs at mangga.usc.edu.ph
Tue Apr 8 04:40:30 EDT 1997
We would like to measure the sedimentation rate threshold value for
for a certain species of coral. The lab expt. would involve
introducing sediments into tanks over a 24h to 48h period.
My problem is finding a way of measuring parameters that
indicate coral stress. We don't have any sophisticated instruments.
We have already thought of measuring respiration rates after
incubation. Another is measuring the carbohydrate or protein content
of the water to quantify the amount of mucus produced-- assuming that
the amount of carbohydrate/protein indicates the amount of mucus, and
that the more mucus, the more stressed is the coral. We are in dire
need of suggestions.
Thank you very much for your kind attention. Have a nice day!
Marine Biology Section
University of San Carlos fax (+63-32) 3460351
Cebu City 6000, Philippines email: mbs at mangga.usc.edu.ph
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