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Impact of ocean acidification on metabolism and energetics during early life stages of the intertidal porcelain crab Petrolisthes cinctipes
Description: To date, few studies have assessed the physiological impacts of ocean acidification (OA) on early life-history stages of intertidal organisms, which transition from habitats with fluctuating pH (intertidal zone) to relatively stable (pelagic zone) pH environments. In this study researchers used the intertidal crab Petrolisthes cinctipes to determine whether metabolic responses to year 2300 predictions for OA vary among early developmental stages and to examine whether the effects were more pronounced in larval stages developing in the open ocean. [Source: Journal of Experimental Biology]
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Source: Journal of Experimental Biology
Publish Date: 4/15/2013
Reading Level: Expert
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