• Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
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Impact of ocean acidification on escape performance of the king scallop, Pectan maximus from Norway
Schalkhausser, B., et al.

King scallops in Norway clapped their shells (an escape response) with less force after being exposed to ocean acidification conditions for at least 30 days. The number of claps was unchanged, however. Ocean acidification also narrows the thermal tolerance range of scallops, resulting in elevated vulnerability to temperature extremes. These effects of ocean acidification could affect scallop survival in the future. (Laboratory study)

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