COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Research suggests marine invasive species benefit from rising CO2 levels
Description: Ocean acidification may well be helping invasive species of algae, jellyfish, crabs and shellfish to move to new areas of the planet with damaging consequences, according to the findings of a new report. Slimy, jelly-like creatures are far more tolerant of rising carbon dioxide levels than those with hard parts like corals, since exposed shells and skeletons simply dissolve away as CO2 levels rise. [Source: Plymouth University]
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Source: Plymouth University
Publish Date: 11/6/2015
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