Blue blood on ice: modulated blood oxygen transport facilitates cold compensation and eurythermy in an Antarctic octopod

@article{Oellermann2015BlueBO,
  title={Blue blood on ice: modulated blood oxygen transport facilitates cold compensation and eurythermy in an Antarctic octopod},
  author={Michael Oellermann and Bernhard Lieb and Hans-O. P{\"o}rtner and Jayson M. Semmens and Felix Christopher Mark},
  journal={Frontiers in Zoology},
  year={2015},
  volume={12}
}
The Antarctic Ocean hosts a rich and diverse fauna despite inhospitable temperatures close to freezing, which require specialist adaptations to sustain animal activity and various underlying body functions. While oxygen transport has been suggested to be key in setting thermal tolerance in warmer climates, this constraint is relaxed in Antarctic fishes and crustaceans, due to high levels of dissolved oxygen. Less is known about how other Antarctic ectotherms cope with temperatures near zero… 

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