Ocean warming and acidification; implications for the Arctic brittlestar Ophiocten sericeum

@article{Wood2011OceanWA,
  title={Ocean warming and acidification; implications for the Arctic brittlestar Ophiocten sericeum},
  author={Hannah L. Wood and John I. Spicer and Michael A. Kendall and David M. Lowe and Stephen Widdicombe},
  journal={Polar Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={34},
  pages={1033-1044}
}
The Arctic Ocean currently has the highest global average pH. However, due to increasing atmospheric CO2 levels, it will become a region with one of the lowest global pH levels. In addition, Arctic waters will also increase in temperature as a result of global warming. These environmental changes can pose a significant threat for marine species, and in particular true Arctic species that are adapted to the historically cold and relatively stable abiotic conditions of the region. Consequently… CONTINUE READING