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Impacts of increased CO2 and temperature upon DMSP production in the cold-water coral, Lophelia pertusa.

Title

Impacts of increased CO2 and temperature upon DMSP production in the cold-water coral, Lophelia pertusa, from short-term experiments carried out on cruise D366/7.

Author(s) Burdett H. (1); Carruthers M. (2); Donohue P. (3); Wicks L. (4); Hennige S. (4); Roberts J.M. (4); Kamenos N.A. (3)

(1) University of St. Andrews School of Geography and Geoscience; (2) University of Glasgow School of Life Sciences; (3) University of Glasgow Department of Geographical and Earth Sciences; (4) Heriot Watt University School of Life Sciences

Subject biota, oceans
Abstract

Dimethylsulphoniopropionate (DMSP), and its breakdown product dimethylsulphide (DMS), are putative antioxidants that may be accumulated by invertebrates via their food or symbionts; recent research suggests that some invertebrates may also be able to synthesise DMSP. This dataset is the first to provide information on the impact of high temperature (12degC) and high CO2 (817 ppm) on intracellular DMSP in the cold water coral Lophelia pertusa from the Mingulay Reef Complex, Scotland (56deg49'N, 07deg23'W). The experiment was conducted during the 'Changing Oceans Expedition' in June 2012, aboard the Royal Research Ship James Cook (cruise JC073). Coral colonies were obtained using the Holland-1 Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) 180 m below chart datum at the Mingulay Reef Complex and maintained for 10 days in one of four treatments (control, high temperature, high CO2, high temperature+CO2). Samples for coral intracellular DMSP and mesocosm water DMS+DMSP were fixed on-board and transported to the University of Glasgow for subsequent analysis by gas chromatography.

Temporal coverage June 2012 - June 2012
Spatial coverage Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
File format Delimited
Language English
Discovery metadata record Link to the related European Directory of Marine Environmental Data (EDMED) record
Publisher British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK
Publication date 14 February 2014
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) doi:10.5285/f1a75a9f-95c9-57c1-e044-000b5de50f38
Short DOI doi:10/rf4
Citation text Burdett H.; Carruthers M.; Donohue P.; Wicks L.; Hennige S.; Roberts J.M.; Kamenos N.A. (2014). Impacts of increased CO2 and temperature upon DMSP production in the cold-water coral, Lophelia pertusa, from short-term experiments carried out on cruise D366/7. British Oceanographic Data Centre - Natural Environment Research Council, UK. doi:10/rf4.

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