Fisheries May be Impacted

December 5, 2013 7:10 PM

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Ocean acidification isn't just making environmentalists anxious; it's also worrying the fish. Scientists have discovered that increased carbon dioxide in the world's oceans is causing fish to be more anxious, which could impact fisheries across the globe.

The oceans are currently acidifying as more and more carbon dioxide is absorbed from human activities. The water's pH is slowly declining which, in turn, increases acidity. This can disrupt the growth of shells and skeletons of certain marine mammals. Yet behavioral impacts have largely remained unk...

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