COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Marine Science Researchers Release Study Suggesting Ocean Acidification May Directly Harm Fish
Description: Studies have already demonstrated the negative effect of ocean acidification on corals and shellfish, but to date scientists have assumed marine fish were immune. Researchers now have demonstrated that "the fish are okay" belief ignores an important knowledge gap - the possible effects of CO2 during early development. A new study is the first to show that elevated CO2 levels significantly decreased survival and growth rates in eggs and larvae of a fish. [Source: Newswise]
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Source: Newswise
Publish Date: 12/8/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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