Kinetics of Onset of Responses by Sharks to Waterborne Drugs
Abstract:The occurrence along a time scale of behavioral indicators of responses elicited from young lemon sharks by waterborne drugs was treated mathematically as a result of competitive kinetic processes, in order to demonstrate applicability of classical rate theory to the study of chemical shark deterrents. First-order rate constants were calculated for the overall ability of lemon sharks to counter effects of several incapacitating drugs. Limited studies were conducted on the rate of oxygen utilization by young, free-swimming lemon sharks.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: December 1, 1969
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