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Ocean acidification leaves clownfish deaf to predators
Description: This new study shows that the hearing of baby clownfish is noticeably compromised by increased levels of ocean acidification. Previous studies have shown that this affects the fishes sense of smell but it is the first time this has been recorded to affect their sensory systems. Baby clownfish use hearing to detect predators during the daytime and it is also important for mate detection, pack hunting and foraging. [Source: University of Bristol]
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Source: University of Bristol
Publish Date: 6/1/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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