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Sensitivity of Antarctic krill to Ocean
Description: In a recent study investigators constructed risk maps for Antarctic krill under projected Southern Ocean acidification by determining the sensitivity of embryonic development to ocean acidification in laboratory experiments. Their results show a rapid decline of hatching success in seawater CO2 concentrations above 1000 ppm and exposure to high CO2 during the first three days of embryonic development significantly reduces development and hatching rates. [Source: Yale Climate & Energy Institute]
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Source: Yale Climate & Energy Institute
Publish Date: 8/13/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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