Matt K. Litvak

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Experiments were conducted to determine the physiological responses to exercise of Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrhynchus) and shortnose sturgeon (A. brevirostrum). We measured the rates of oxygen consumption and ammonia excretion in both species and a variety of physiological parameters in both muscle (e.g. lactate, glycogen, pyruvate, glucose and(More)
Critical swimming speeds (mean +/-s.e.) for juvenile shortnose sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum were 34.4 cm s(-1)+/- 1.7 (2.18 +/- 0.09 body lengths, BL s(-1)). Swimming challenges at 10, 20 and 30 cm s(-1) revealed that juvenile A. brevirostrum are relatively poor swimmers, and that the fish did not significantly modify their swimming behaviour, although(More)
White sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) are the largest freshwater fish in North America and a species exposed to widespread fishing pressure. Despite the growing interest in recreational fishing for white sturgeon, little is known about the sublethal and lethal impacts of angling on released sturgeon. In summer (July 2014, mean water temperature 15.3°C)(More)
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