“Language of Life” of Nemo, Dory, and Their Marine Friends

Saha, M 2019 “Language of Life” of Nemo, Dory, and Their Marine Friends. Frontiers for Young Minds, 7. https://doi.org/10.3389/frym.2019.00067

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Our oceans host more than 230,000 species of marine life. Did you ever wonder how these organisms communicate? What you saw in “Finding Nemo” is clearly not the way it works in the real world! Marine plants and animals, even those that can see and hear like Nemo and Dory mostly “talk” using special signaling compounds collectively called infochemicals. Infochemicals are the “language” of our oceans. However, this language is under threat from climate change, which is changing the production and characteristics of infochemicals. In this article, I will provide an overview of the diverse use of marine infochemicals, how climate change can disrupt the language of our oceans and what you can do to help save the language of our marine friends.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Divisions: Plymouth Marine Laboratory > Science Areas > Marine Ecology and Biodiversity
Depositing User: Kim Hockley
Date made live: 10 Jun 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2020 10:00
URI: https://plymsea.ac.uk/id/eprint/8211

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