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Stressed krill first sign of damage

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Roberts, D, Stressed krill first sign of damage, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Sydney Morning Herald - Andrew Darby, Sydney, Australia, October 7, 2013, 1, Online (2013) [Newspaper Article]


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''Think of it like a cold beer at a barbecue,'' said Donna Roberts, of the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre at the University of Tasmania. ''It holds onto its carbon dioxide bubbles longer. Remember that 40 per cent of all the carbon dioxide going into the oceans goes into the Southern Ocean. It's going to hit high, and hit hard.'' Dr Roberts said work on pteropod snails showed distinct acidification effects. ''We're finding evidence that shell structure has been getting softer since 1997,'' she said.

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Item Type:Newspaper Article
Keywords:Southern ocean acidification
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:89614
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-03-09
Last Modified:2014-06-10
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