Climate change may turn important marine organisms into junk food

Microscope image of a red crustacean on a black background
Photo courtesy of Mike Stukel

A new experiment by CoSE scientists shows that the oceans of the future may make some types of microscopic algae poor eating for the creatures that feed on them, a shift that would have a big impact on fish and other marine animals we eat. The study was led by former master’s student Morgan Meyers, who is now pursuing her Ph.D. at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Co-authors of the study were Research Professor of Biology William Cochlan, Professor of Biology Edward Carpenter and Research Professor of Biology Wim Kimmerer, all based at the EOS Center.

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