Acid-base Balance and Gas Exchange in Brook Trout ( Salvelinus Fontinalis ) Exposed to Acidic Environments

@inproceedings{Packer2005AcidbaseBA,
  title={Acid-base Balance and Gas Exchange in Brook Trout ( Salvelinus Fontinalis ) Exposed to Acidic Environments},
  author={Randall Packer},
  year={2005}
}
Brook trout (Sahelinus fontinalis Mitchill) with a chronically implanted dorsal aortic cannula were exposed to acidic environments. During exposure, trout developed severe metabolic acidosis as shown by decreases in standard plasma bicarbonate levels as well as negative base excess values. Reduced oxygen consumption seen in acidotic trout resulted from decreased gill oxygen transfer and reduced available blood oxygen capacity. 
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