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End of century ocean warming and acidification effects on reproductive success in a temperate marine copepod
Description: In this research paper scientists examined how predicted end of century ocean warming and acidification scenarios affected the incidence of apoptosis, a type of cell death, in the eggs and nauplii of the copepod Calanus helgolandicus. Offspring viability was not affected by 1000 ppm CO2-acidified seawater, whereas the effects of 2 and 4 degree C warming were dependent upon the batch of eggs used; warming increased viability in the second batch. [Source: Journal of Plankton Research]
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Source: Journal of Plankton Research
Publish Date: 3/1/2012
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