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University of Hawaii at Manoa

A Planktonic Copepod Crustacean

Caption: One suspect in the disappearance of cod and other groundfish is the food source for their young: a planktonic copepod crustacean, no larger than a grain of rice. Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa are using a new molecular technique called transcriptomics to determine how copepods are responding to global climate change.

Credit: Gulf of Maine -- Wikipedia; Calanus finmarchicus -- Patrick Hassett, Ohio University

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Related news release: Where have all the codfish gone?


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