A novel approach effect of ocean acidification on oysters

We are pacing to a GHG free world to live in. Due to the escalated levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, several living organisms are being affected. This is more intense for life under water. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere gets dissolved in the ocean, leading to OCEAN ACIDIFICATION, reducing the pH of the ocean. This in return affects the ocean habitat. It makes calcium carbonate ions less available, which is a major building block for different species to build shells and skeletons. Due to the reduction of calcium carbonate ions in the ocean, the shells tend to dissolve. Oysters act as natural filters for the ocean, buffers for tides and their reefs serve as barriers to storms and tides, preventing erosion. Climate change and Ocean acidification has contributed to reduction of the species. This study aims to find out the optimum carbon dioxide, oysters’ metabolism to varying levels of carbon dioxide and alleviating the excess dissolved carbon dioxide.

Asha R. M., Pondeepak P., Prabha R., Senthil G. A. & Padma Bharrathi A., in press. A novel approach effect of ocean acidification on oysters. Materials Today: Proceedings. Article (subscription required).

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