Navigation Links
High levels of carbon dioxide threaten oyster survival
Date:8/5/2010

Westminster, Colo. (August 5, 2010) It has been widely reported that the build up of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air, which is caused by human behavior, will likely lead to climate change and have major implications for life on earth. But less focus has been given to global warming's evil twin, ocean acidification, which occurs when CO2 lowers the pH of water bodies, thus making them more acidic. This lesser known phenomenon may have catastrophic effects on all sea life.

Oysters in Peril

Inna Sokolova, associate professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, studies the affect of high carbon dioxide on oyster survival, growth and shell hardness. The results of her research suggest that creatures once thought to be fairly adaptable to changes in the environment, may be in serious trouble.

Sokolova's research team includes Anna Ivanina and Ilya Kurochkin also from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Nicholas Lieb and Elia Beniash from the Department of Oral Biology at the University of Pittsburg. Their research findings will be reported by Sokolova at the Global Change and Global Science: Comparative Physiology in a Changing World conference from August 4-7, 2010 in Westminster, Colorado. This conference is sponsored by the American Physiological Society (http://www.the-aps.org). The full conference program is found at http://www.the-aps.org/meetings/aps/comparative/preprogram.htm.

The research group monitored oysters that were kept in high CO2 conditions. Juvenile oysters were affected the most by high CO2 conditions. These young oysters grow at a faster rate than the adults and need to use more energy for survival. There was a higher chance that juvenile oysters would die if kept in high CO2. They also had re
'/>"/>

Contact: Donna Krupa
DKrupa@the-aps.org
301-634-7209
American Physiological Society
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Rare and common genetic variations responsible for high triglyceride levels in blood
2. Posidonia meadows reflect pollution levels in the Mediterranean
3. Neural tissue contains imbalanced levels of proteins, U-M study finds
4. Model developed for manipulating vitamin D levels in calves
5. Temperature and salt levels of the Western Mediterranean are on the increase
6. Mercury levels are increasing in popular species of game fish in Lake Erie
7. U of Minn. study finds rising levels of dioxins from common soap ingredient in Mississippi River
8. High cholesterol levels affect mobilization of cells from the bone marrow
9. Low vitamin D levels are related to ms brain atrophy, cognitive function, studies show
10. Ozone levels tend to be above recommended levels at this time of year in South West Spain
11. Study: Low levels of vitamin D linked to higher rates of asthma in African-American kids
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/10/2015)... , May 11, 2015 Fingerprint Cards ... FPC1025 and FPC1155 from the distributor World Peace Industrial Group ... distributors in Asia . Deliveries are planned ... be used by smartphone manufacturers in China ... the communicated revenue guidance of + 1 000 MSEK for 2015. ...
(Date:4/27/2015)... , April 27, 2015  For more than ... trade show has been the premier worldwide event for ... 2015 is a must-attend event for any local, national, ... into the emerging commercial markets and current applications of ... innovations of this projected $48 billion industry, and how ...
(Date:4/20/2015)... , April 20, 2015 ...   Glenbeigh Records Management (GRM), Ireland,s ... with Dubai Islamic Bank. Having built up an impressive track ... now a leading player within the records management sector in ... expects to double is GCC staffbase and employ a further ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Fingerprint Cards Receives Touch Fingerprint Sensor Order of SEK 235 Million 2UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 2UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 3UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 4UNMANNED SYSTEMS 2015: Largest International Conference and Trade Show for the Drone and Unmanned Technology Industry 5Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 2Glenbeigh Records Management Wins Contract With Dubai Islamic Bank 3
... turn back the biological clock and extend their lifespan ... report. Their study, published online this month in ... the old notion of a tradeoff between reproduction and ... that "the more you reproduce, the shorter you,re going ...
... Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found ... exposure to antibiotic-resistant bacteria from intensively raised poultrydriving ... to slaughterhouse. A study by the Hopkins researchers ... and drug-resistant, on surfaces and in the air ...
... Danny Reinberg was awarded a Howard Hughes Institute of ... epigenetics- helping to unravel the impact lifestyle and environment ... can teach us about aging and behavior. Results of ... humans, using gene regulation in ants as a model ...
Cached Biology News:Old flies can become young moms 2Transporting broiler chickens could spread antibiotic-resistant organisms 2Ants may help researchers unlock mysteries of human aging process 2Ants may help researchers unlock mysteries of human aging process 3
(Date:5/28/2015)... MA (PRWEB) May 28, 2015 ... located in Basel, Switzerland, and the Alliance ... a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based non-profit organization operating in ... a global system to enhance quality, safety, ... development and health research, are pleased to ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... DUBLIN , May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... has announced the addition of Jain PharmaBiotech,s ... Markets and Companies" to their offering. ... the molecular diagnostics technologies that will play ... public health, pharmaceutical industry, forensics and biological ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Expanding in a big way into the Japanese ... recently inked a deal with Arthur Mokuda, president ... the largest endodontic distributor in Japan. The move represents ... Biomed, which manufactures Grey MTA Plus® and the newly ... have won renown from dentists around the world. , ...
(Date:5/27/2015)... Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) May 27, 2015 ... it is directing, via its wholly owned subsidiary, ... a potential treatment for ALS that targets the innate ... the ALS Therapy Development Institute received from the 2014 ... Challenge.” The entire sum of $4 million raised directly ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Clinerion and ACRES Partner on Patient Recruitment and Risk-Based Quality Management 2Clinerion and ACRES Partner on Patient Recruitment and Risk-Based Quality Management 3Global Molecular Diagnostics Market 2015-2024 - Analysis of Key Technologies, Markets and Companies 2Global Molecular Diagnostics Market 2015-2024 - Analysis of Key Technologies, Markets and Companies 3Dental Manufacturer Avalon Biomed Inks Major Deal with Japanese Distributor 2Dental Manufacturer Avalon Biomed Inks Major Deal with Japanese Distributor 3Ice Bucket Challenge Advances Antibody Toward Clinical Trial for ALS 2Ice Bucket Challenge Advances Antibody Toward Clinical Trial for ALS 3
... July 15, 2011 Biocept, Inc. announced today that ... President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer.  As CFO, Mr. ... accounting, finance, treasury, investor relations, risk management and information ... leadership experience in helping to build life science companies. ...
... July 15, 2011 PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: ... against biological and chemical threats, today announced that the ... to succeed John Pappajohn as Chairman of the Board. ... immediately. Dr. Sayare has been a member ...
... July 14, 2011 BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq: ... trial for BMN 673, a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, ... Phase 1/2 trial for BMN 673 for the treatment of ... is ongoing. "We are excited to be ...
Cached Biology Technology:Biocept, Inc. Announces New CFO 2Biocept, Inc. Announces New CFO 3Mitchel Sayare, Ph.D. to Succeed John Pappajohn as Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors 2Mitchel Sayare, Ph.D. to Succeed John Pappajohn as Chairman of the Company's Board of Directors 3BioMarin Initiates Phase 1 Trial for BMN 673 in Patients With Advanced Hematological Malignancies 2BioMarin Initiates Phase 1 Trial for BMN 673 in Patients With Advanced Hematological Malignancies 3
... Supercoiled DNA Ladder is ... from 2 to 16 kb ... The bands can be visualized ... may also be detected on ...
... system consists of AmnioMAX-C100 ... 17001-082) and AmnioMAX-C100 Supplement ... is complete with antibiotics ... and requires no further ...
...
... ml Dynabeads Tosylactivated (4.5 m). Hydrophobic ... For coupling of antibodies for cell applications. ... with covalent binding of primary amine groups ... occurringovernight. Coupling reactions can be performed at ...
Biology Products: