Rising CO2 concentrations affect settlement behaviour of larval damselfishes

Abstract

Reef fish larvae actively select preferred benthic habitat, relying on olfactory, visual and acoustic cues to discriminate between microhabitats at settlement. Recent studies show exposure to elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) impairs olfactory cue recognition in larval reef fishes. However, whether this alters the behaviour of settling fish or disrupts habitat… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00338-011-0837-0

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