A microcosm study on the impact of acidification on feeding, survival, nauplii production rate, post-embryonic development and nutritional composition of marine copepod

Ocean acidification is the ongoing decrease in the pH of the oceans, caused by their uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Increased carbon dioxide (CO2) from the burning of fossil fuels and other human activities continues to affect our atmosphere, resulting in global warming and climate change. Less well known is that this carbon dioxide is altering the chemistry of the surface oceans and causing them to become more acidic. From scientists and marine resource managers to policy- and decision-makers, there is a growing concern that the process called ocean acidification could have significant consequences on marine organisms which may alter species composition, disrupt marine food webs and ecosystems and potentially damage fishing, tourism and other human activities connected to the seas.

Jayalakshmi T. & Santhanam P., 2019. A microcosm study on the impact of acidification on feeding, survival, nauplii production rate, post-embryonic development and nutritional composition of marine copepod. In: Santhanam P., Begum A. & Pachiappan P. (Eds.), Basic and Applied Zooplankton Biology, pp. 395-428. Springer, Singapore. Chapter (restricted access).

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