State and trends of Australia’s ocean report: ocean acidification and calcifying zooplankton

There is no evidence of a decline in calcifying zooplankton at the IMOS National
Reference Stations over the past 10 years, suggesting ocean acidification
over this time span is unlikely to be having a substantial impact on calcifying
zooplankton. However, there is some evidence that calcifying zooplankton
might at Maria Island and Yongala be sensitive to the aragonite saturation state
at the range of values currently observed.

Richardson A. J., Wayne Rochester W. & Tilbrook B., 2020. Ocean acidification and calcifying zooplankton. Integrated Marine Observing System: State and Trends of Australia’s Ocean Report, 3 p. Report.


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