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Stressed krill first sign of damage


Roberts, D, Stressed krill first sign of damage, The Age, The Age - Andrew Darby, Sydney, Australia, October 8, 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:Climate change impacts and adaptation
Research Field:Ecological impacts of climate change and ecological adaptation
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Understanding climate change
Objective Field:Effects of climate change on Antarctic and sub-Antarctic environments (excl. social impacts)
UTAS Author:Roberts, D (Dr Donna Roberts)
ID Code:89615
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2014-03-09
Last Modified:2014-06-10

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