Senior Project Advisor
Bodensteiner, Leo R., 1957-
acidification, swimming performance, rainbow trout
Concern over the impacts of water acidification on fishes is growing due to their value commercially and ecologically. Although research has found that acidification negatively affects fish development, growth, and their ability to take up oxygen, little is known about how these effects translate to biomechanical changes in swimming behavior. We sought to determine whether freshwater acidification altered the performance and biomechanics of Oncorhynchus mykiss (rainbow trout) swimming using a circulating swim tunnel. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we were unable to complete our experiment, but we will provide our preliminary results, as well as a description of the experimental challenges we encountered and how we sought to overcome them.
Finnegan, Darby, "Assessing Impacts of Rising pCO2 on Rainbow Trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) Swimming Mechanics" (2020). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 374.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Rainbow trout--Effect of water acidification on; Rainbow trout--Locomotion
student projects; term papers
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