• Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
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Some like it hot: Temperature and pH modulate larval development and settlement of the sea urchin Arbacia lixula
Wangensteen, O.S.

Sea urchin larvae from the Mediterranean Sea survived at higher rates under ocean acidification conditions, but they grew smaller. Warmer temperatures increased survival and growth rates of the larvae. The results suggest that ocean acidification and warming could boost populations of the sea urchin, increasing its impact on shallow Mediterranean ecosystems. (Laboratory study)

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