Acid-base physiology response to ocean acidification of two ecologically and economically important holothuroids from contrasting habitats, Holothuria scabra and Holothuria parva.

@article{Collard2014AcidbasePR,
  title={Acid-base physiology response to ocean acidification of two ecologically and economically important holothuroids from contrasting habitats, Holothuria scabra and Holothuria parva.},
  author={Marie Collard and Igor Eeckhaut and Frank Dehairs and Philippe Dubois},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2014},
  volume={21 23},
  pages={13602-14}
}
Sea cucumbers are dominant invertebrates in several ecosystems such as coral reefs, seagrass meadows and mangroves. As bioturbators, they have an important ecological role in making available calcium carbonate and nutrients to the rest of the community. However, due to their commercial value, they face overexploitation in the natural environment. On top of that, occurring ocean acidification could impact these organisms, considered sensitive as echinoderms are osmoconformers, high-magnesium… CONTINUE READING