COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Ocean acidification affects mussels at early life stages
Description: Mussels protect themselves against environmental disturbances and enemies through a hard, calcareous shell. Increased ocean acidification makes it difficult for organisms to form their shells. A new study shows that mussel larvae react sensitively to ocean acidification, which leads to reduced calcification rates and shell dissolution. [Source: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel]
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Source: GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel
Publish Date: 11/22/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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