Canary in the Kelp Forest: Sea Creature Dissolves in Today’s Warming, Acidic Waters

In the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, researchers at the UC Davis BML, including Daniel Swezey, Jessica Bean, Aaron Ninokawa, Eric Sanford, Tessa Hill and Brian Gaylord, raised bryozoans, also known as “moss animals,” in seawater tanks to witness intense changes in body morphology and behavior. The study emphasized the challenges faced by marine life with respect to ocean acidification and global warming, bringing to light how quickly such organisms can show signs of impact.

Read full article from UC Davis News here.

Also, you may read the article from the local Press Democrat here; and from the Sacramento Bee here.

To listen to an interview by Daniel Swezey on Oregon Public Radio, click here.