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dc.contributor.authorMartin, Gretchen Bath  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorThorrold, Simon R.  Concept link
dc.contributor.authorJones, Cynthia M.  Concept link
dc.date.accessioned2005-12-08T16:34:06Z
dc.date.available2005-12-08T16:34:06Z
dc.date.issued2004-02-03
dc.identifier.citationCanadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61 (2004): 34-42en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1912/234
dc.descriptionAuthor Posting. © National Research Council Canada, 2004. This article is posted here by permission of National Research Council Canada for personal use, not for redistribution. The definitive version was published in Canadian Journal of Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences 61 (2004): 34-42, doi:10.1139/F03-143.
dc.description.abstractTemperature dependence of strontium/calcium (Sr/Ca) ratios in foraminiferal calcite and coral aragonite is well established; however, factors controlling Sr/Ca ratios in fish otoliths remain obscure. To assess temperature dependence of Sr/Ca in marine fish otoliths, we reared spot (Leiostomus xanthurus) larvae under controlled temperature (17–26 °C) and salinity (15‰ and 25‰). We found a significant linear relationship between temperature and Sr/Ca ratios, with a sensitivity of approximately 5%·°C–1. Otolith Sr/Ca values were also significantly higher at a salinity of 25‰ vs. 15‰, after accounting for differences in dissolved Sr/Ca ratios in the ambient water, with a sensitivity of approximately 1%/salinity (‰). These observations complicate the use of Sr/Ca ratios to determine temperature histories of spot larvae, because accurate temperature reconstructions are possible only with a priori knowledge of both ambient salinity and dissolved Sr/Ca ratios. Fully marine species residing in oceanic waters will not experience significant salinity variations; therefore, otolith Sr/Ca ratios may be useful recorders of temperature exposure. Otolith Sr/Ca thermometry in coastal fish species that make regular excursions into estuarine waters will be more problematic. Multiple geochemical tracers, including oxygen stable isotopes and other trace elements, may be necessary to accurately reconstruct temperature and salinity histories in these species.en
dc.description.sponsorshipThis research was supported by grants from the National Science Foundation to S.R.T. (OCE-0134998) and to S.R.T. and C.M.J. (OCE-9876565), a grant in aid to G.B.M. from the International Women’s Fishing Association, and a PEO International Women’s Organization Scholar Award to G.B.M.en
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dc.publisherNational Research Council Canadaen
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1139/F03-143
dc.subjectSpot larvaeen
dc.subjectLeiostomus xanthurusen
dc.subjectSr/Ca ratiosen
dc.subjectTemperatureen
dc.titleTemperature and salinity effects on strontium incorporation in otoliths of larval spot (Leiostomus xanthurus)en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doi10.1139/F03-143


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