Dataset: Antarctic Coral Flabellum impensum metabolism
Deployment: NBP1002

O2 consumption and metabolic enzyme activity in the Antarctic coral, Flabellum impensum
Principal Investigator: 
Dr Joseph J. Torres (University of South Florida, USF)
Co-Principal Investigator: 
Dr Lara V. Henry (University of South Florida, USF)
BCO-DMO Data Manager: 
Ms Dicky Allison (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, WHOI BCO-DMO)
Current State: 
Final no updates expected
17 January 2014
Version Date: 

This study characterizes the metabolism of the endemic Antarctic coral Flabellum impensum by measuring oxygen consumption and metabolic enzyme activity.  This dataset is a comparison of Flabellum impensum metabolism with other corals reported in the literature and is from a table extracted from the paper,

Metabolism of an Antarctic solitary coral, Flabellum impensum. 2013, by Lara V. Henry and Joseph J. Torres found in the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 449 (2013) 17-21.  (Table 1)

Studies referred to in Table 1:

L. Buhl-Mortensen, P.B. Mortensen, S. Armsworthy, and D. Jackson, 2007.  Field observations of Flabellum spp. and laboratory study of the behavior and respiration of Flabellum alabastrum.  Bull. Mar. Sci., 81 (3) (2007), pp. 543–552.

P.S. Davies, 1980.  Short-term growth measurements of corals using an accurate buoyant weighing technique.  Mar. Biol., 101 (1989), pp. 389–395.

B.T. Hargrave, V.E. Kostylev, and C.M. Hawkins, 2004.  Benthic epifauna assemblages, biomass, and respiration in The Gully region on the Scotian Shelf, NW Atlantic Ocean.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 270 (2004), pp. 55–70.

T. Ikeda, B. Bruce, 1986.  Metabolic activity and elemental composition of krill and other zooplankton from Prydz Bay, Antarctica, during early summer (November–December).  Mar. Biol., 92 (1986), pp. 545–555.

K.M. Scolardi, K.L. Daly, E.A. Pakhomov, J.J. Torres, 2006. Feeding ecology and metabolism of the Antarctic cydippid ctenophore Callianira antarctica.  Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser., 317 (2006), pp. 111–126

J.M. Shick, 1990. Diffusion limitation and hyperoxic enhancement of oxygen consumption in zooxanthellate sea anemones, zoanthids, and corals.  Biol. Bull., 179 (1990), pp. 148–158.

E.V. Thuesen, and J.J. Childress, 1994. Oxygen consumption rates and metabolic enzyme activities of oceanic California medusae in relation to body size and habitat depth.  Biol. Bull., 187 (1994), pp. 84–98.

More information about this dataset deployment