Reduced growth in Baltic Sea cod may be due to mild hypoxia

Keith Brander*

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Abstract

Daily food consumption by small Baltic Sea cod has declined in recent decades, resulting in reduced growth and biomass. Declining oxygen may cause lower production of benthic prey for small cod, but an alternative explanation presented here is that the mildly hypoxic conditions that small cod experience reduces their rate of digestion and hence food consumption. Better information about the distribution and behaviour of small cod and their metabolic response to low oxygen levels is required.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberfsaa041
JournalICES Journal of Marine Science
Volume77
Issue number5
Pages (from-to)2003-2005
Number of pages3
ISSN1054-3139
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Baltic sea
  • Cod
  • Growth
  • Hypoxia

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