The Team conducts and experiment on sensitivity of European lobster (Homarus gammarus) larvae stages to delousing agents

Juvenile lobster chemical exposure system

July-October 2018. Rosa Escobar, Ole Samuelsen, Ann-Lisbeth Agnalt and Aoife Parsons conducted a series of experiments to asses the sensitivity of European Lobster (Homarus gammarus) larval stages I to IV to the delousing agents Hydrogen Peroxide, Deltamethrin, Azamethiphos and the mixture of the last two. This will be followed by a behavioral study on the impacts of sublethal doses of Hydrogen Peroxide on the exploratory behavior and activity of the post-larvae stages V and IV. The objective of this work is to increase our knowledge of the effects of delousing agents on non-targeted organisms and to improve environmental risk assessments.