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Studies on the comparative utilization of oxygen by living and dead oysters
Sparks, A.K.; Boswell, J.L.; Mackin, J.G. (1958). Studies on the comparative utilization of oxygen by living and dead oysters. Proceedings of the National Shellfisheries Association 48: 92-102
In: Proceedings of the National Shellfisheries Association. Economy Printing: Easton. ISSN 0077-5711, more

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  • Sparks, A.K.
  • Boswell, J.L.
  • Mackin, J.G.

Abstract
    Studies were conducted using sealed mason jars and blackened paraffin-sealed battery jars. In each experiment one jar contained a live oyster, one a dead or dying oyster of the same weight and one jar contained only sea water. "Dead" oysters were killed by removing one valve and severing the heart. Disintegration of dead oysters did not require appreciably greater amounts of oxygen than that used by living oysters in respiration. Oysters survived for several days in water containing less than 1.0 ppm dissolved oxygen.

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