Fish adapting ocean acidification (text & video)

Rapid evolution fuels transcriptional plasticity in fish species to cope with ocean acidification

A research team led by Dr Celia SCHUNTER at School of Biological Sciences (area of Ecology and Biodiversity) & The Swire Institute of Marine Science, The University of Hong Kong (HKU), in collaboration with researchers from The University of Adelaide, James Cook University in Australia, IRD Institute in New Caledonia, and Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University in Japan, revealed the basis to variability across different fish species and uncovered that some species evolve more rapidly, providing them with evolved molecular toolkits and allowing them able to cope with future ocean acidification. The journal paper was recently published in Global Change Biology.

HKU Faculty of Science, YouTube, 3 March 2022. Text and video.


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