J. D. Bayless

Effects of Suboptimal Dissolved Oxygen Concentrations on Developing Striped Bass Embryos

Various concentrations of dissolved oxygen were tested against normal embryonic development of striped bass, Morone saxatilis, eggs. Lowest level of dissolved oxygen necessary for normal development was established as 3.0 ppm. Abnormalities associated with suboptimal levels of dissolved oxygen are described, and the number for each concentration quantified.