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Water 2015, 7(10), 5592-5598; doi:10.3390/w7105592

Impact of Ocean Acidification on Marine Organisms—Unifying Principles and New Paradigms

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School of Marine Science and Engineering, Plymouth University, Plymouth PL4 8AA, UK
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Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences—Kristineberg, University of Gothenburg, The Sven Lovén Centre for Marine Sciences—Kristineberg, Fiskebäckskil SE-451 78, Sweden
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Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, Stockholm 114 18, Sweden
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Academic Editor: Miklas Scholz
Received: 3 August 2015 / Revised: 22 September 2015 / Accepted: 10 October 2015 / Published: 15 October 2015
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Abstract

This special issue combines original research with seminal reviews of the biological impact of ocean acidification. The ten contributions cover a wide range of topics from chemical and biological responses to increased CO2 and decreased pH to socio-economical sensitivities and adaptation options. Overall, this special issue also highlights the key knowledge gaps and future challenges. These include the need to develop research strategy and experiments that factor in evolution, incorporate natural variability in physical conditions (e.g., pH, temperature, oxygen, food quality and quantity) and ecological interactions. The research presented in this special issue demonstrates the need to study more habitats (e.g., coastal, deep sea) and prioritize species of ecological or economic significance. View Full-Text
Keywords: ocean acidification; pH; carbon dioxide; future research ocean acidification; pH; carbon dioxide; future research
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Hall-Spencer, J.M.; Thorndyke, M.; Dupont, S. Impact of Ocean Acidification on Marine Organisms—Unifying Principles and New Paradigms. Water 2015, 7, 5592-5598.

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