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The increasing acidification of ocean waters caused by rising atmospheric carbon dioxide levels could rob sharks of their ability to sense the smell of food, a new study suggests.
Fish living on coral reefs where carbon dioxide seeps from the ocean floor were less able to detect predator odor than fish from normal coral reefs, according to a new study.
Sniffing its way through a vast ocean to find its home on the coral reef is a real life reality for the tiny, orange clownfish, better known as the fictional character Nemo in the famous Disney cartoon.
How does the orange clownfish - aka Nemo from the movie "Finding Nemo" - really find its way home? It turns out the colorful saltwater fish can sniff for leaves that fall into the sea from rainforests growing on the islands near their coral reef homes. After clownfish hatch from their eggs, they spend 10 to 12 days in the open sea, likely carried out by prevailing currents.
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