Coastal Creatures May Have Reduced Ability To Fight Off Infections In Acidified Oceans – Red Orbit

Coastal Creatures May Have Reduced Ability To Fight Off Infections In Acidified Oceans – Red Orbit

Louis Burnett, professor of biology and director of the Grice Marine Laboratory of the College of Charleston, and Karen Burnett, research associate professor at Grice Marine Laboratory of the College of Charleston, study the effects of low oxygen and high carbon dioxide on organisms’ immune systems. They have found that organisms in these conditions can’t fight off infections as well as animals living in oxygen rich, low carbon dioxide environments.

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