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  • Squid recruitment in the genus Illex 

    O'Dor, R. K., P. G. Rodhouse, and E. G. Dawe. 1997. "Squid recruitment in the genus Illex." In Developing and sustaining world fisheries resources. The state of science and management, 6-121. Collingwood, Australia: CSIRO.
    Squid are among the short-lived species replacing declining traditional fisheries. Higher global market values than for many fish, mean that larger, more valuable catches are possible for cephalopods, which grow rapidly ...
  • Scallops in space: Microgravity experiments with veliger locomotion 

    Jackson, D. L., R. K. O'Dor, and S. M. Gallager. 1994. "Scallops in space: Microgravity experiments with veliger locomotion." Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences/Rapport technique canadien des sciences halieutiques et aquatiques [CAN. TECH. REP. FISH. AQUAT. SCI./RAPP. TECH. CAN. SCI. HALIEUT.]. Vol. 1, no. 1994. 1994..
    In the viscosity dominated world of aquatic organisms smaller than 1 mm, seawater is perceived by the animal as a very sticky fluid that makes particle capture difficult. The animal must have some means of increasing the ...
  • The genus Illex (Cephalopoda; Ommastrephidae): Characteristics, distribution and fisheries 

    O'Dor, R. K., and M. R. Lipinski. 1998. "The genus Illex (Cephalopoda; Ommastrephidae): Characteristics, distribution and fisheries." In Squid recruitment dynamics. The genus Illex as a model, the commercial Illex species and influences on variability, 12. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    The genus Illex is representative of the family Ommastrephidae, which makes up most of world's tonnage of commercial squids. The ommastrephids, or 'flying squids', are characterized by the smallest paralarva among the ...
  • Illex illecebrosus 

    O'Dor, R. K., and E. G. Dawe. 1998. "Illex illecebrosus." In Squid recruitment dynamics. The genus Illex as a model, the commercial Illex species and influences on variability, 28-104. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    Short-finned squid (Illex illecebrosus) eggs and paralarvae are distributed by the Gulf Stream at least from the Florida Straits to the Labrador Sea; adults feed in the north and migrate south to spawn. Fishery records ...
  • A comparison of feeding and growth in natural and captive squid (Illex illecebrosus ) 

    Hirtle, RWM, and R. K. O'Dor. 1981. "A comparison of feeding and growth in natural and captive squid (Illex illecebrosus )." Journal of Shellfish Research 1(1): 116.
    Investigations of the physiology of feeding and growth of these squid were conducted in the 15-m circular pool in the Aquatron Laboratory of Dalhousie University in 1978 and 1979. Observations on individual squid suggest ...
  • The development of a microparticulate diet for nutrition physiology research with the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus 

    Kean-Howie, J. C., R. K. O'Dor, and J. Grant. 1989. "The development of a microparticulate diet for nutrition physiology research with the sea scallop, Placopecten magellanicus." Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada.
    A microparticulate diet has been developed and tested with juvenile Placopecten magellanicus . The diet formulation is contained in an alginate capsule. First, ingestion was tested using a fluoresbrite super(TM) bead tracer. ...
  • Bathypolypus arcticus 

    O'Dor, R. K., and E. G. Macalaster. 1983. "Bathypolypus arcticus." In <B>Cephalopod life cycles</B>, . London; New York: Academic Press.
    The author provides a description of life cycle of Bathypolypus arcticus . After a brief introduction and using references to the literature, he describes: 1) egg stage; 2) juvenile stage; 3) growth; 4) maturation; 5) ...
  • Energy and nutrient flow (cephalopods) 

    O'Dor, R. K., and MJ Wells. 1987. "Energy and nutrient flow (cephalopods)." In Cephalopod Life Cycles, . London, New York: Academic Press.
    Nutrition, bioenergetics, growth and reproduction of cephalopods are discussed in detail with respect to limiting features of their life cycles. Energy budgets are examined for Octopus vulgaris and Ilex and Loligo species.
  • Illex illecebrosus 

    O'Dor, R. K.. 1983. "Illex illecebrosus." In Cephalopod Life Cycles, . London ; New York: Academic Press.
    The author provides a description of the life cycle of Illex illecebrosus . After a brief introduction and using references to the literature, he describes: 1) egg stage; 2) juvenile stage; 3) growth; 4) maturation; 5) ...
  • Big squid in big currents 

    O'Dor, R. K.. 1992. "Big squid in big currents." South African Journal of Marine Science 12(1): 225-235.
    A link is proposed between the processes that led to the evolution of large species of squid and the highly variable, cyclic recruitment seen in squid fisheries. Maximum growth requires maximal feeding and minimal routine ...
  • The use of a microparticulate diet for feeding studies on veliger larvae of Placopecten magellanicus : 1. Evidence of acceptability 

    Kean-Howie, J. C., MA Silva, and R. K. O'Dor. 1989. "The use of a microparticulate diet for feeding studies on veliger larvae of Placopecten magellanicus : 1. Evidence of acceptability." Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada.
    The use of microencapsulation techniques to provide diets for aquatic larvae have been studied for a long time. A modified calcium alginate microparticulate diet carrying a fluorescent dye was tested for sea scallop ...
  • The energetic limits on squid distributions 

    O'Dor, R. K.. 1988. "The energetic limits on squid distributions." Malacologia.
    Limited data are now available on the cost of locomotion for squid, suggesting that they swim with optimal efficiency at about 2 mantle lengths per second. The cost
  • Respiratory and cardiac function during exercise in squid 

    Shadwick, R. E., R. K. O'Dor, and J. M. Gosline. 1990. "Respiratory and cardiac function during exercise in squid." CAN. J. ZOOL./J. CAN. ZOOL. 68(4): 792-798.
    The authors investigated the cardiorespiratory performance of the squid Loligo opalescens at rest and during jet locomotion while tethered in an aquarium or while swimming in a Brett respirometer at speeds ranging from ...
  • Theme Session P: The Ocean Tracking Network: using electronic tagging technology to better understand animal behaviour, ecology, and ocean physics 

    Stokesbury, MJS, R. K. O'Dor, and J. Sheng. 2008. "Theme Session P: The Ocean Tracking Network: using electronic tagging technology to better understand animal behaviour, ecology, and ocean physics." ICES Annual Conference & Meeting, 2008, 22-26 September, Halifax, Canada, Theme Sessions.
    Electronic tags provide information on the movement, migration, behaviour, and stock structure of animals. For large, surfacing animals, archival tags store data and relay them to satellites, otherwise the animal must be ...
  • Ontogenetic changes in the vertical distribution of scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, larvae in 9 m deep mesocosms as a function of light, food and temperature 

    Gallager, S. M., J. L. Manuel, DA Manning, and R. K. O'Dor. 1994. "Ontogenetic changes in the vertical distribution of scallop, Placopecten magellanicus, larvae in 9 m deep mesocosms as a function of light, food and temperature." Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences/Rapport technique canadien des sciences halieutiques et aquatiques [CAN. TECH. REP. FISH. AQUAT. SCI./RAPP. TECH. CAN. SCI. HALIEUT.]. Vol. 1, no. 1994. 1994..
    Scallop (P. magellanicus) larvae were allowed to develop in 9-m-deep mesocosms. A sharp thermocline (16 degree -4 degree C) was established at 4.5 m, and mesocosms had food introduced below the thermocline, above the ...
  • How slow can they grow? Not all coleoid cephalopods live fast and die young 

    Wood, J. B., and R. K. O'Dor. 2002. "How slow can they grow? Not all coleoid cephalopods live fast and die young." Bulletin of Marine Science 71(2): 1145.
    Coleoid cephalopods are thought to have high growth rates and short life spans. While this generalisation holds for the traditionally studied shallow-water, near-shore species, it does not for at least some deep-sea species. ...
  • Early life history traits of sea scallops, Placopecten magellanicus, from the Georges Bank population: Vertical distribution of larvae 

    Silva-Serra, MA, and R. K. O'Dor. 1994. "Early life history traits of sea scallops, Placopecten magellanicus, from the Georges Bank population: Vertical distribution of larvae." Canadian technical report of fisheries and aquatic sciences/Rapport technique canadien des sciences halieutiques et aquatiques [CAN. TECH. REP. FISH. AQUAT. SCI./RAPP. TECH. CAN. SCI. HALIEUT.]. Vol. 1, no. 1994. 1994..
    Vertical distribution of veliger larvae of the sea scallop (Placopecten magellanicus) was studied in a series of mesocosm simulations to investigate the interaction between behavioral traits and environmental variability. ...
  • Squid life-history strategies 

    O'Dor, R. K.. 1998. "Squid life-history strategies." In Squid recruitment dynamics. The genus Illex as a model, the commercial Illex species and influences on variability, 22-254. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
    This chapter briefly examines and contrasts current views of the links between life-history strategies and recruitment processes in fish with the pattern emerging for squid. The general perspective is that the roles of ...
  • Lipid classes of eggs and veliger larvae of the sea scallop Placopecten magellanicus using the Latroscan analyzer 

    Silva, MA, GE Napolitano, and R. K. O'Dor. 1989. "Lipid classes of eggs and veliger larvae of the sea scallop Placopecten magellanicus using the Latroscan analyzer." Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada.
    Eggs and larvae of the sea scallop Placopecten magellanicus were obtained from adults from the Georges Bank population and later reared under laboratory conditions. Larvae of age 4 days and later stages were fed on a diet ...
  • Filtration rate variations in scallops: Environmental and/or genetic control? 

    Vercaemer, B., and R. K. O'Dor. 1993. "Filtration rate variations in scallops: Environmental and/or genetic control?." Bulletin of the Aquaculture Association of Canada.
    In this study, the authors the extent to which observed physiological differences between populations may be environmentally induced (phenotypic adaptation) or due to inherited characteristics of the population (genotypic ...

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