Echinometra sea urchins acclimatized to elevated pCO2 at volcanic vents outperform those under present-day pCO2 conditions.

@article{Uthicke2016EchinometraSU,
  title={Echinometra sea urchins acclimatized to elevated pCO2 at volcanic vents outperform those under present-day pCO2 conditions.},
  author={Sven Uthicke and Thomas A. Ebert and Michelle Liddy and Charlotte L. Johansson and Katharina E Fabricius and Miles D Lamare},
  journal={Global change biology},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 7},
  pages={2451-61}
}
Rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations will significantly reduce ocean pH during the 21st century (ocean acidification, OA). This may hamper calcification in marine organisms such as corals and echinoderms, as shown in many laboratory-based experiments. Sea urchins are considered highly vulnerable to OA. We studied an Echinometra species on natural volcanic CO2 vents in Papua New Guinea, where they are CO2 -acclimatized and also subjected to secondary ecological changes from elevated CO2 . Near… CONTINUE READING