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Study Reveals Ocean Acidification's Effects on Shrimp Biology
Description: A new study reveals that more carbon dioxide in seawater could lead to more calcium in shrimp exoskeletons and a decrease in their transparency. Shrimp rely on their shells to cover, support, and protect their internal soft bodies. Rock shrimp also use transparency between patches of colors to camouflage themselves from predators. The results of this study indicate that ocean acidification may adversely impact the rock shrimp's biomechanical properties and its ability to avoid predators either through camouflage or escape behavior. [Source: Scripps Institution of Oceanography]
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Source: Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Publish Date: 6/1/2015
Reading Level: Basic
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