COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Sea-floor microbes may be affected by ailing shrimp in acidified oceans
Description: Disrupting just one process in the important relationship between microbes and bigger plants and animals that live in ocean floor sediment may have knock-on effects that could reduce the productivity of coastal ecosystems, according to new international research. The researchers are the first to investigate the impacts of ocean acidification - caused by increasing concentrations of dissolved carbon dioxide - on the interactions between macro and micro-organisms in sediments. [Source: The University of Western Australia]
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Source: The University of Western Australia
Publish Date: 8/28/2013
Reading Level: Basic
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