Experimental study on the impacts of heatwaves with different duration and frequency on the common starfish Asterias rubens: response variables

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Experimental study on the performance of the common sea star Asterias rubens subjected to heatwaves of different duration and frequency (No, Interrupted, Present-day, and Extended). Treatments are based on the climatological analysis of 22-year long temperature data. The study was conducted at GEOMAR, Helmholtz-Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (54.329979 N, 10.148013 E) in the Kiel Indoor Benthocosms (Pansch and Hiebenthal 2019) over 68 days from July 5th to September 10th, 2019. Sea star feeding rate was quantified by measuring the shell length of consumed blue mussels (Dial Caliper DialMax Metric, Wiha Division KWB Switzerland). Based on a previously described relationship between shell size and tissue dry weight for mussels in the study area (Morón Lugo et al. 2020), the dry weight of consumed mussels was estimated. Sea star individuals were weighed at the start of the experiment, right before the heatwaves started, before the Present day heatwave started to decline, before the Extended heatwave started to decline, and at the end of the experiment. Sea star activity was measured as the time an individual needed to fully turn back to their oral side after being placed on its aboral side (i.e., righting time). These measurements were taken at the start of the experiment, right before the heatwaves started, before the Present day heatwave started to decline, before the Extended heatwave started to decline, and at the end of the experiment.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.939980
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.939981
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-020-63679-0
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.939980
Provenance
Creator Wolf, Fabian; Seebass, Katja
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Publication Year 2022
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 8092 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (10.148 LON, 54.330 LAT)
Temporal Coverage Begin 2019-07-05T00:00:00Z
Temporal Coverage End 2019-09-10T00:00:00Z