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Measurements of metabolic rate, osmotic pressure and blood volume of pycnogonids from Antarctica
Entry ID: K057_1985_1986_NZ_2

Abstract: Several individuals of several species of pycnogonids (sea spiders) were obtained from the aquarium at McMurdo Station. Measurements of metabolic rate, osmotic pressure and blood volume was determined from individuals. Some species are fastidious cleaners while others are not and thus have marine algae growing on the exoskeleton. This proved to a be a problem as the respiratory rate or photosynthetic rate of this algae was great enough to affect the readings from the pycnogonids.
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  N: -77.85   S: -77.85   E: 166.75   W: 166.75

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Start Date: 1985-11-18
Stop Date: 1985-12-23
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