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Thursday, July 10, 2014

10/07/2014: Sydney rock oysters can adapt to ocean acidification

-->"While the first oysters they tested suffered, their offspring thrived in more acidic water," says scientist Dr Laura Parker from the University of Western Sydney. 
"They're actually starting to adapt so that they're growing quite well, their ability to develop at a normal rate is improved and they're not showing abnormalities anymore."


"That could be implemented in aquaculture, we can maybe breed for adaptation to ocean acidification," she said.
 
Dr Parker's findings were presented at the Australian Marine Sciences Association conference in Canberra on Wednesday.

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