Table 1.

Blood chemistry variables for captive juvenile green turtles during exposure to 26°C and 17°C

26°C17°CtP
Glucose (mmol l-15.0±0.4 5.2±0.2 0.590 0.587 
Total protein (g l-144.6±2.4 38.2±1.5 2.845 0.047* 
Albumin (g l-122.4±0.8 17.4±0.4 9.129 <0.001* 
Globulin (g l-122.2±1.9 20.8±1.4 0.787 0.475 
Sodium (mmol l-1146.0±1.5 147.8±0.7 1.686 0.167 
Potassium (mmol l-14.1±0.5 3.1±0.2 1.739 0.157 
Calcium (mmol l-12.3±0.2 2.1±0.1 0.542 0.617 
Phosphorus (mmol l-12.2±0.1 1.8±0.1 2.525 0.065 
Chloride (mmol l-1103.6±1.2 104.4±1.2 0.691 0.528 
Creatine phosphokinase (i.u. l-1450.0±146.6 2091.2±525.2 3.545 0.024* 
Thyroxine (nmol l-117.8±1.5 3.4±0.7 11.918 <0.001* 
Hematocrit 33.6±0.5 40.0±1.3 6.216 0.003* 
26°C17°CtP
Glucose (mmol l-15.0±0.4 5.2±0.2 0.590 0.587 
Total protein (g l-144.6±2.4 38.2±1.5 2.845 0.047* 
Albumin (g l-122.4±0.8 17.4±0.4 9.129 <0.001* 
Globulin (g l-122.2±1.9 20.8±1.4 0.787 0.475 
Sodium (mmol l-1146.0±1.5 147.8±0.7 1.686 0.167 
Potassium (mmol l-14.1±0.5 3.1±0.2 1.739 0.157 
Calcium (mmol l-12.3±0.2 2.1±0.1 0.542 0.617 
Phosphorus (mmol l-12.2±0.1 1.8±0.1 2.525 0.065 
Chloride (mmol l-1103.6±1.2 104.4±1.2 0.691 0.528 
Creatine phosphokinase (i.u. l-1450.0±146.6 2091.2±525.2 3.545 0.024* 
Thyroxine (nmol l-117.8±1.5 3.4±0.7 11.918 <0.001* 
Hematocrit 33.6±0.5 40.0±1.3 6.216 0.003* 

Values are means ± S.E.M. (N=5).

*

Values for this variable were significantly different at 26°C and 17°C (P<0.05)

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