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Impacts of ocean acidification on marine seafood.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23122878     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ocean acidification is a series of chemical reactions due to increased CO(2) emissions. The resulting lower pH impairs the senses of reef fishes and reduces their survival, and might similarly impact commercially targeted fishes that produce most of the seafood eaten by humans. Shelled molluscs will also be negatively affected, whereas cephalopods and crustaceans will remain largely unscathed. Habitat changes will reduce seafood production from coral reefs, but increase production from seagrass and seaweed. Overall effects of ocean acidification on primary productivity and, hence, on food webs will result in hard-to-predict winners and losers. Although adaptation, parental effects, and evolution can mitigate some effects of ocean acidification, future seafood platters will look rather different unless CO(2) emissions are curbed.
Trevor A Branch; Bonnie M DeJoseph; Liza J Ray; Cherie A Wagner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review     Date:  2012-11-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in ecology & evolution     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1872-8383     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Ecol. Evol. (Amst.)     Publication Date:  2013 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-02-26     Completed Date:  2013-08-08     Revised Date:  2014-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8805125     Medline TA:  Trends Ecol Evol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  178-86     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
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MeSH Terms
Aquatic Organisms / physiology*
Food Chain
Hydrogen-Ion Concentration
Oceans and Seas
Seawater / chemistry*

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