Articles | Volume 15, issue 9
Biogeosciences, 15, 2803–2817, 2018
Biogeosciences, 15, 2803–2817, 2018

Research article 09 May 2018

Research article | 09 May 2018

Ocean acidification increases the sensitivity of and variability in physiological responses of an intertidal limpet to thermal stress

Jie Wang et al.

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To understand ecological impacts of CO2-induced ocean acidification and temperature rise, a key question is if organisms become more vulnerable under multiple stressors. Here we tested heart rate and gene expression levels of a limpet under varying pCO2 and temperature. Results showed that while many individuals are more vulnerable to heat stress under high CO2 and increased temperature, some animals have the ability to alter their physiology to help them survive under future conditions.
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