Comparison of Tissue and Plasma Fatty Acid Composition from Temperate and Arctic Marine Organisms

Regions: Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut

Tags: biology, fish, organisms, invertebrates, tissue sampling, molluscs, marine fauna, crustaceans, blood

Principal Investigator: Glemet, Helene (2)
Licence Number: 10209
Organization: Department of Zoology, University of Guelph
Licenced Year(s): 1991 1990
Issued: Jan 01, 1990
Project Team: Self

Objective(s): To investigate the differences and/or similarities of the fatty acid composition of various tissues in Arctic marine aquatic organisms; to compare them to their temperate counterparts;

Project Description: The Researcher will collect blood/hemolymph and tissues from representative Arctic marine fish, echinoderm, crustacean and mollusc species. The fish will be netted and the invertebrates dredged. Samples will be analyzed for their fatty acid composition. A sample size of 6-8 individuals will be required from each species.