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'Weedy' fish species to take over our future oceans
Description: Researchers have for the first time demonstrated that the ocean acidification expected in the future will reduce fish diversity significantly, with small 'weedy' species dominating marine environments. The researchers studied species interactions in natural marine environments at underwater volcanic vents, where concentrations of CO2 match those predicted for oceans at the end of the century. They were compared with adjacent marine environments with current CO2 levels. [Source: University of Adelaide]
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Source: University of Adelaide
Publish Date: 7/7/2017
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