The effects of water acidification, temperature and salinity on the regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana, supplement to: Pires, Adília; Figueira, Etelvina; Moreira, Anthony; Soares, Amadeu M V M; Freitas, Rosa (2015): The effects of water acidification, temperature and salinity on the regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. Marine Environmental Research, 106, 30-41

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Changes in seawater pH, temperature and salinity are expected to occur in the near future, which can be a threat to aquatic systems, mainly for marine coastal areas, and their inhabiting species. Hence, the present study proposes to evaluate the effects of temperature shifts, pH decrease and salinity changes in the tissue's regenerative capacity of the polychaete Diopatra neapolitana. This study evidenced that D. neapolitana individuals exposed to lower pH exhibited a significantly lower capacity to regenerate their body, while with the increase of temperature individuals showed a higher capacity to regenerate their tissues. Furthermore, the present work demonstrated that individuals exposed to salinities 28 and 35 did not present significant differences between them, while salinities 21 and 42 negatively influenced the regenerative capacity of D. neapolitana. At the end of regeneration, comparing all conditions, high salinity (42) seemed to have a greater impact on the regenerative capacity of individuals than the other factors, since under this condition individuals took longer to completely regenerate. Overall, this study demonstrated that variations in abiotic factors can strongly affect D. neapolitana's performance.

In order to allow full comparability with other ocean acidification data sets, the R package seacarb (Gattuso et al, 2015) was used to compute a complete and consistent set of carbonate system variables, as described by Nisumaa et al. (2010). In this dataset the original values were archived in addition with the recalculated parameters (see related PI). The date of carbonate chemistry calculation is 2015-08-17.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.848775
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1016/j.marenvres.2015.03.002
Related Identifier https://cran.r-project.org/package=seacarb
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.848775
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Creator Pires, Adília; Figueira, Etelvina; Moreira, Anthony; Soares, Amadeu M V M; Freitas, Rosa
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor Yang, Yan
Publication Year 2015
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
OpenAccess true
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Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1012 data points
Discipline Earth System Research