3 Mar 2021

Fish ears affected by ocean acidification

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:32 pm on 3 March 2021

New research has found that increased acidification in water impacts on the development of fish ears. 

They found that meant fish hearing was decreased which impacts on their behaviour. 

Associate Professor Craig Radford explains to Jesse how they carried out the research and did a hearing test on them. 

Both juvenile and adult snapper gather in the marine reserve around Goat Island near Leigh in New Zealand.

Juvenile and adult snapper. Photo: 123RF

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