The effect of lower pH on phytoplankton growth in the Galapagos Archipelago

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The effect of lower pH on phytoplankton growth in the Galapagos Archipelago

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dc.contributor.author Litchendorf, Trina
dc.date.accessioned 2006-05-17T19:26:45Z
dc.date.available 2006-05-17T19:26:45Z
dc.date.issued 2006-03
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773/2409
dc.description Senior Thesis written for Oceanography 444, Winter Quarter 2006 at the University of Washington en
dc.description.abstract Average ocean pH has dropped 0.1 units over the last 100 years to its current level of 8.1. Models suggest that ocean pH could further drop by up to 0.7 units within the next 300 years. This research focused on the effect of lower pH on marine phytoplankton in water samples taken from two locations around the Galapagos Islands. The results showed that marine phytoplankton are sensitive to pH and that different phytoplankton populations respond differently to shifts in pH. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Galapagos Islands en
dc.subject Phytoplankton en
dc.subject Acidification en
dc.title The effect of lower pH on phytoplankton growth in the Galapagos Archipelago en
dc.title.alternative Effect of low pH on phytoplankton growth en
dc.type Other en


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