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Ocean acidification threatens cod recruitment in the Atlantic

Ocean acidification threatens cod recruitment in the Atlantic

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Increasing ocean acidification could double the mortality of newly hatched cod larvae. Researchers quantified mortality rates of cod at conditions which the fish may experience towards the end of the century. They integrated results of two experiments in model calculations on stock dynamics. The scenarios showed that the recruitment could decrease to between one quarter and one twelfth of last decades’ recruitment — a strong call for action for fisheries management.

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