Physiological response of the symbiotic gorgonian Eunicella singularis to a long-term temperature increase.

  title={Physiological response of the symbiotic gorgonian Eunicella singularis to a long-term temperature increase.},
  author={Christine Ferrier-Pag{\`e}s and {\'E}ric Tambutt{\'e} and Thamilla Zamoum and Natacha Segonds and Pierre-Laurent Merle and Nathaniel Bensoussan and Denis Allemand and Joaquim Garrabou and Sylvie Tambutt{\'e}},
  journal={The Journal of experimental biology},
  volume={212 18},
Increase in seawater temperature is one of the major effects of global climate change that affects marine organisms, including Cnidaria. Among them, gorgonians from the NW Mediterranean Sea, such as the species Eunicella singularis, have suffered spectacular and extensive damage. We thus investigated in a controlled laboratory experiment the response of E. singularis to a long-term increase in temperature and we took a special interest in its photosynthetic and calcification response to the… CONTINUE READING


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