• Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
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Elevated level of carbon dioxide affects metabolism and shell formation in oysters Crassostrea virginica
Beniash, E

Juvenile oysters living in acidified seawater had higher mortality rates and less growth of shell and soft-body tissues. They also had higher metabolic rates, likely because of the higher energy cost of maintaining their body chemistry. The high-CO2 conditions also reduced the hardness and fracture toughness of the shells. (Laboratory study)

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