Compromised development of flatfish ( Solea senegalensis) larvae under ocean warming and acidification

The continuous CO2 uptake by the oceans is changing the seawater chemistry and is estimated to lead to a drop of 0.4-0.5 units in seawater pH by the end of the century. Concomitantly, the oceans are also becoming warmer, and the global sea surface temperature is expected to increase about 4 degrees by 2100. Early life stages are expected to be the most vulnerable to cliate changes as they lack well-developed gills with specialized ion-regulatory mechanisms to regulate and maintain their internal ionic environment. (…)

Pimentel M. S., Faleiro F., Machado J. & Rosa R., 2015. Compromised development of flatfish ( Solea senegalensis) larvae under ocean warming and acidification. Microscopy and Microanalysis 21(S6):16-17. Article (subscription required).


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