According to a new study, soon to be published in the journal Plos One, due to the ecological and commercial importance of these cephalopods, this fact could have enormous impact on the marine environment and coastal economies.
"Squid are at the center of the ocean ecosystem—nearly all animals are eating or eaten by squid," explains Aran Mooney, WHOI biologist and co-author of the study.
"So if anything happens to these guys, it has repercussions down the food chain and up the food chain," adds the expert.
Research suggests that ocean acidification and its consequences are th...
Shark fin trade experiences sharp drop Hong Kong
The volume of shark fin products imported into Hong Kong in 2013 dropped from 8,285.1 tonnes to 5,412.2 tonnes, representing 34.7 per cent, according to the latest figures from the Census and Statistics Department.
Ocean acidification proves to have domino effect Australia
Researchers from the Australian Institute of Marine Science are currently studying the shallow volcanic CO2 seeps in eastern Papua New Guinea in Milne Bay Province to observe how ocean acidification is affecting the oceans.