“Where Are You?” Asked The Drowsy Scud: Ocean Acidification Can Impair Mate Detection And Reduces Metabolism In A Marine Amphipod
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Francisco is a research assistant at the University of Lisbon, MARE-Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre.

                       

“Where Are You?” Asked The Drowsy Scud: Ocean Acidification Can Impair Mate Detection And Reduces Metabolism In A Marine Amphipod

Published by Francisco O. Borges, Eduardo Sampaio, Cátia Figueiredo, Rui Rosa, Tiago F. Grilo MARE – Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre, Laboratório Marítimo da Guia, Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa These findings are described in the article entitled Hypercapnia-induced disruption of long-distance mate-detection and reduction of energy expenditure in a coastal keystone crustacean, recently published in the journal Physiology & Behavior (Physiology & Behavior 195 (2018) 69-75). This work was conducted by Francisco O. Borges, Eduardo Sampaio, Cátia...

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Trading Reproductive Potential For Survival? How Acidification Could Affect A Key Crustacean In The Future Ocean

The climate is changing. This dire scenario is slowly starting to be felt all around the world, with global temperature averages increasing and climate patterns becoming disrupted. The problem begins with the continuous injection of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere. As concentrations of this greenhouse gas increase, its dissolution into surface waters is favoured, and thus oceanic-CO2 increases as well. This gives rise to the phenomenon of Ocean Acidification (OA), which effectively creates a harsh environment for most marine...

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