Climate-driven long-term trends in Baltic Sea oxygen concentrations and the potential consequences for eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua).

Hinrichsen, Hans-Harald, Huwer, Bastian, Makarchouk, Andrejs, Petereit, Christoph, Schaber, Matthias and Voss, Rüdiger (2011) Climate-driven long-term trends in Baltic Sea oxygen concentrations and the potential consequences for eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua). Open Access ICES Journal of Marine Science, 68 (10). pp. 2019-2028. DOI 10.1093/icesjms/fsr145.

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Abstract

Variations in oxygen conditions in the Baltic are influenced by several mechanisms. Generally, the frequency and magnitude of major inflows have been identified as the most crucial process for the renewal of oxygen-depleted water masses in the Baltic Sea. Furthermore, enhanced degradation of suspended organic matter by bacteria over the past few decades has increased oxygen consumption. Finally, the effects of large-scale climate warming are causing long-term variations in oxygen content and saturation as an observed increase in temperature has led to a general decrease in oxygen solubility of water masses. Oxygen-dependent relationships based on field data and laboratory experiments were used to analyse the impact of the observed decrease in oxygen content on eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) stock-specific processes (e.g. survival rates of eggs, settlement probability of juveniles, habitat utilization of spawning fish, age structure of successful spawners, food consumption rates of adult fish). The observed long-term decline in oxygen conditions in the Baltic Sea has had a seemingly generally negative impact on oxygen-related processes for the different life stages of eastern Baltic cod. Experimentally derived results of oxygen-driven processes were validated by field data.

Document Type: Article
Keywords: Evolutionary Ecology of Marine Fishes; Ichthyology; Baltic cod environment, climate change, condition factor, egg survival, gut evacuation, habitat utilization, juvenile settlement probability, oxygen deficiency, warming; ALKOR
Research affiliation: OceanRep > GEOMAR > FB3 Marine Ecology > FB3-EV Marine Evolutionary Ecology
Refereed: Yes
Open Access Journal?: No
DOI etc.: 10.1093/icesjms/fsr145
ISSN: 1054-3139
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2011 08:05
Last Modified: 16 May 2017 13:07
URI: http://oceanrep.geomar.de/id/eprint/12245

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