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Rising ocean acidification leads to anxiety in fish
December 4, 2013
A new research study combining marine physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology and behavioral psychology has revealed a surprising outcome from increases of carbon dioxide uptake in the oceans: Anxious fish. Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California, San Diego, and MacEwan University in Edmonton, Canada, have shown for the first time, that rising acidity levels increase anxiety in juvenile rockfish, an important commercial species in California.
University of California, San Diego
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