Do water temperature and flow affect sea lice ...

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Title Do water temperature and flow affect sea lice development and settlement?
Author(s) A. Mustafa, Wayne D. Peters, Gary A. Conboy, John F. Burka, St. Andrews, NB (Canada) Aquaculture Assoc. of Canada
Journal Aquaculture Canada 2001: Proceedings of the Contributed Papers of the 18th Annual Meeting of the Aquaculture Association of Canada, Halifax, NS, May 6-9, 2001., Aquaculture Association of Canada Special Publication
Date 2002
Volume
Issue 5
Start page 53
End page 55
Abstract The roles of water temperature, flow, and agitation on the development and settlement of sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) on their Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) hosts were investigated in the laboratory. In the first phase, fish were exposed to 5, 10, or 15 degree C and increased water-flow (18 L/min vs. 6 L/min). In the second phase, fish were exposed to 5, 10, or 15 degree C and increased water agitation 92 h of vigorous bubbling of air each day). At 15 degree C sea lice matured to mobile stages faster and their settlement was influenced by water flow and agitation.

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