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Metabolic consequences of diving in the Weddell seal (Leptoychotes weddelli)
Entry ID: K065_2002_2003_NZ_1

Abstract: To achieve a greater understanding of metabolic efficiency during diving, it is important to establish the degree of metabolic suppression (reduction of oxygen consumption) at the cellular level, and then investigate the mechanism by which it is regulated. Seven Weddell seals from the Hutton Cliffs colony were sampled with biopsies obtained from the pectoralis (non-locomotory) and longissimus dorsi (locomotory) muscles and the mitochondrial respiration was measured in each tissue at 25°C and 37°C. Uncoupling proteins, implicated as a possible mechanism for metabolic control at the cellular level, were investigated on fixed and frozen muscle tissue.
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  N: -77.72   S: -77.72   E: 166.83   W: 166.83

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Start Date: 2002-11-08
Stop Date: 2002-11-26
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Quality The analysis of collected tissue samples lead to their destruction. All data is held by the investigator. Please contact for more information.
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