Flying Sea Snails as Potential Indicators of Ocean Acidification – Dr Jeannette Yen, Georgia Institute of Technology

Jul 26, 2019 | earth and environment, health and medicine

Ocean acidification, caused by increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, is having a negative impact on marine ecosystems. To effectively respond to the issue, a deep understanding of it is absolutely necessary. At the Georgia Institute of Technology, Drs Jeannette Yen, David Murphy, Deepak Adhikari and Don Webster propose a novel method for monitoring ocean acidification. Their approach involves a miniscule marine snail and investigating how changes in ocean acidity affect its unique locomotive behaviour.

Original article reference:

https://doi.org/10.33548/SCIENTIA359

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