Tissue-specific isotope trophic discrimination factors and turnover rates in a marine elasmobranch: empirical and modeling results
Abstract:There are very few studies reporting isotopic trophic discrimination factors and turnover rates for marine elasmobranchs. A controlled laboratory experiment was conducted to estimate carbon and nitrogen isotope trophic discrimination factors and isotope turnover rates for blood, liver, muscle, cartilage tissue, and fin samples of neonate to young-of-the-year leopard sharks (
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: 1: Department of Biological Oceanography, Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada (CICESE) Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada 3918, Zona Playitas, Ensenada, Baja, CA 22860, USA. 2: Department of Aquaculture, Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education of Ensenada (CICESE) Carretera Tijuana-Ensenada 3918, Zona Playitas, Ensenada, Baja, CA 22860, USA.
Publication date: March 5, 2012
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