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Ocean acidification causes no detectable effect on swimming activity and body size in a common copepod

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification can impair an animal’s physiological performance and energetically demanding activities such as swimming. Behavioural abnormalities and changed activity in response to ocean acidification are reported in fish and...

Are swimming zooplankton driving ocean currents? Sort of.

Biology / Marine Biology : Deep-Sea News

Biomixing, where the ocean is mixed by swimming animals, has long been a hot topic in oceanography. Some people think all that biological flapping and stroking could be a major source of oceanic turbulence. Others, not so much. But ...

UCSB biologists find contradictory new organism with unique function

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Researchers in the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Marine Biology have discovered a line of marine organisms that actually increase their calcification, or creation of new shells, in ocean waters with dropping pH levels, despit...

'Walking' fish help scientists to understand how we left the ocean

Academics / General Science : Physorg: Other Sciences

Our ancestors' transition out of the water and onto the land was a pivotal moment in evolution. No longer buoyed by water, early tetrapods (animals with four limbs) had to overcome gravity in order to move their bodies. Exactly how ...

Animation of the temporal evolution of ocean acidification in the California Current System

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

The left side shows the depth of the saturation horizon with regard to the CaCO3 mineral aragonite, and the right side shows the surface ocean pH. The video is related to the paper “Rapid Progression of Ocean Acidification in the Ca...


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