Increasing concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide are causing oceanic pH to decline worldwide, a phenomenon termed ocean acidification. Mounting experimental evidence indicates that near-future levels of CO2 will affect calcareous invertebrates such as corals, molluscs and gastropods, by reducing their scope for calcification. 239 more words
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Combined effects of ocean acidification and temperature on planula larvae of the moon jellyfish Aurelia coerulea
• We addressed the impact of ocean acidification and seawater temperature increases on scyphozoan planulae.
• A. coerulea planulae can cope well with decreased pH conditions through rapid settlement. 263 more words
As explorers have pushed out from the core worlds, they have increasingly encountered species either unknown or poorly documented within the research literature. Most often this is due to the relative isolation of the planets where the species occurs – for example, little research has been done on the wampas of Hoth because the planet is both inaccessible and hostile to researchers. 2,617 more words