Acidification slows algal movement

Ocean acidification is changing the productivity and composition of phytoplankton communities at the base of the aquatic food web. Now a study shows that acidification impairs the swimming ability of flagellated microalgae, suggesting that their capacity to survive is threatened in a high CO2 world.

Jolanda M. H. Verspagen, Nature Climate Change, 01 June 2020. Article.

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