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Fooling Nemo

Clownfish

Ocean acidification results in behaviour that decreases the odds of survival for reef fish

By Kate Osborne

Clownfish use their sense of smell to warn them of the presence of predators, but the pH conditions expected as a result of climate change fool them into swimming towards impending danger.

Kate Osborne is an ecologist and science writer.

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