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Ocean acidification impairs olfactory discrimination and homing ability of a marine fish
- P. Munday, D. Dixson, K. Døving
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 10 February 2009
If acidification continues unabated, the impairment of sensory ability will reduce population sustainability of many marine species, with potentially profound consequences for marine diversity.
Near-future carbon dioxide levels alter fish behaviour by interfering with neurotransmitter function
It is shown that abnormal olfactory preferences and loss of behavioural lateralization exhibited by two species of larval coral reef fish exposed to high CO2 can be rapidly and effectively reversed by treatment with an antagonist of the GABA-A receptor, a major neurotransmitter receptor in the vertebrate brain.
Habitat loss, resource specialization, and extinction on coral reefs
- P. Munday
- Environmental Science
- 1 October 2004
It is concluded that habitat specialists will be the first species lost from coral reefs because their small populations suffer the most from human-induced disturbances.
Ocean acidification disrupts the innate ability of fish to detect predator olfactory cues.
It is shown that newly hatched larvae of the marine fish Amphiprion percula innately detect predators using olfactory cues and this ability is retained through to settlement and translates to higher mortality as a result of increased predation risk.
Diversity and flexibility of sex-change strategies in animals.
Interacting effects of elevated temperature and ocean acidification on the aerobic performance of coral reef fishes
Concerns about the impacts of ocean acidification on marine life have mostly focused on how reduced carbonate saturation affects calcifying organisms. Here, we show that levels of CO2-induced…
Effects of climate-induced coral bleaching on coral-reef fishes - ecological and economic consequences
Urgent action on the fundamental causes of climate change and appropriate management of critical elements of habitat structure (coral cover and topographic complexity) are key to ensuring long-term persistence of coral-reef fishes.
Climate change and the future for coral reef fishes
Climate change will impact coral-reef fishes through effects on individual performance, trophic linkages, recruitment dynamics, population connectivity and other ecosystem processes. The most…
Replenishment of fish populations is threatened by ocean acidification
- P. Munday, D. Dixson, M. McCormick, M. Meekan, M. C. Ferrari, D. Chivers
- Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 6 July 2010
Levels of dissolved CO2 predicted to occur in the ocean this century alter the behavior of larval fish and dramatically decrease their survival during recruitment to adult populations and have far-reaching consequences for the sustainability of fish populations.
Effects of ocean acidification on the early life history of a tropical marine fish
- P. Munday, J. Donelson, D. Dixson, Geoffrey G K Endo
- Environmental Science, BiologyProceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological…
- 22 September 2009
Results suggest that levels of ocean acidification likely to be experienced in the near future might not, in isolation, significantly disadvantage the growth and performance of larvae from benthic-spawning marine fishes.