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clownfish and climate change; the fed's mascot may be in big trouble
Topic Started: Jul 6 2010, 03:53 PM (784 Views)
clem
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two disturbing articles from the Discover magazine blog Not Exactly Rocket Science:

Losing Nemo
Losing Nemo 2

executive summary: ocean acidification (more carbon dioxide dissolved in the ocean) causes baby clownfish to have trouble finding their home reef and to seek out bad places for clownfish instead and it causes adult clownfish to lose track of home and to swim toward predators at projected future acidification levels. the Fed may need a new mascot.
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clem
Jul 6 2010, 03:53 PM
two disturbing articles from the Discover magazine blog Not Exactly Rocket Science:

Losing Nemo
Losing Nemo 2

executive summary: ocean acidification (more carbon dioxide dissolved in the ocean) causes baby clownfish to have trouble finding their home reef and to seek out bad places for clownfish instead and it causes adult clownfish to lose track of home and to swim toward predators at projected future acidification levels. the Fed may need a new mascot.
Aw man that is SO depressing. :(

It's slight comfort but clownfish are among the easiest species to aquaculture, so at least they won't disappear entirely and might be re-introduced at some point.

Too bad there are over 200 species of anemonefish tho...
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Now it's their hearing as well:

http://www.cbc.ca/quirks/episode/2011/06/04/june-5-2011/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-13605113
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A comic about "Clown Fish" ... sort of.
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Mar 6 2012, 06:27 PM
A comic about "Clown Fish" ... sort of.
And a follow up later in the week.
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