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Growth and survival of European whitefish larvae under enhanced UV‐B irradiance

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Two laboratory rearing experiments with newly hatched European whitefish Coregonus lavaretus larvae were performed to study the effects of UV‐B (280–315 nm) radiation on their survival and growth. The results indicate that under normal circumstances in Finnish lakes, enhanced UV irradiance will not be a threat to the survival of newly hatched European whitefish larvae.
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Keywords: UV‐B radiation; growth; survival; whitefish larvae

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Fish Biology and Fisheries Research, Department of Biological and Environmental Science, University of Jyväskylä, P. O. Box 35, FIN-40 014 Jyväskylä, Finland

Publication date: 2004-09-01

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