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Effects of ocean acidification on the swimming ability, development and biochemical responses of sand smelt larvae
Description: Several studies on fish larval stages point to abnormal behaviours, malformations and increased mortality rates as a result of exposure to increased levels of CO2. However, other studies fail to recognize any consequence, suggesting species-specific sensitivity to increased levels of CO2, highlighting the need of further research. In this study scientists investigated the effects of exposure to elevated pCO2 on behaviour, development, oxidative stress and energy metabolism of sand smelt larvae, Atherina presbyter. [Source: Science of The Total Environment]
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Source: Science of The Total Environment
Publish Date: 9/1/2016
Reading Level: Expert
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