Marine Ecology

Ocean acidification does not impair the behaviour of coral reef fishes

AbstractThe partial pressure of CO2 in the oceans has increased rapidly over the past century, driving ocean acidification and raising concern for the stability of marine ecosystems1,2,3. Coral reef fishes are predicted to be especially susceptible to end-of-century ocean acidification on the basis of several high-profile papers4,5 that have reported profound behavioural and sensory impairments—for…

Making science accessible

ILLUSTRATION: ROBERT NEUBECKERTo mark the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, we asked young scientists this question: What one thing would you change about the training or careers in your field to improve accessibility for people with visible and/or invisible disabilities? A selection of their responses is below. Follow NextGen Voices on Twitter…

Underwater pile driving noise causes alarm responses in squid

Longfin squid (Doryteuthis pealeii) are an important species in the east coast squid fishery, which is valued at about $40 million per year. Credit: Ian Jones, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Exposure to underwater pile driving noise, which can be associated with the construction of docks, piers, and offshore wind farms, causes squid to exhibit strong…