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Structural properties of Southern Ocean pteropods using scanning electron microscopy

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Teniswood, C and Roberts, D and Senden, T and Howard, W and Bradby, J, Structural properties of Southern Ocean pteropods using scanning electron microscopy, Conference proceedings APMC10/ICONN 2012/ACMM, 5-9 February 2012, Perth, WA Australia, pp. 162:1-2. ISBN 978-1-74052-245-8 (2012) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

This study aims to determine the impact of ocean acidification on Southern Ocean pteropods via a detailed understanding of the structural properties of their shells. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) was used to investigate the structure of shells that had been cleaned and dried compared with the structure of shells that were imaged directly from the preserving ethanol. Although the microstructure of the shell remains largely intact after the chemical cleaning and drying process, the removal of interstitial organic matter appears to have a dramatic effect on the mechanical integrity of the structure.

Item Details

Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:pteropods, ocean acidification, nanotechnology
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Ecological Applications
Research Field:Ecological Impacts of Climate Change
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Effects of Climate Change and Variability on Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments (excl. Social Impacts)
Author:Roberts, D (Dr Donna Roberts)
ID Code:78076
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2012-06-14
Last Modified:2013-03-19
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