Re: Earth Hour: Turn Off the Lights!Mar 31st, 2009
Oh probably. My interests are more in the physiology and biochemical aspects of fish health and homeostasis. I did have a few labs in aquacultural engineering that dealt with body shapes. For the most part, that class was focused on designing rearing systems.
My thesis which is due very soon is titled:
Evaluating the effect of supplemental astaxanthin in the feed of rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss L., on the stress response following an acute stressor.
Turned out very well. Still have to analyze the plasma cortisol, but I found significant effect of pigment on blood glucose levels. An unanticipated effect was also found, flesh colour deteriorated over the course of the stress response. Have some good references on that now, should be a very good discussion. I was a little dismayed that there were no effects at 6 weeks. It seems like 12 weeks was needed to build up adequate amounts of the pigment in the flesh.