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ARI Graduate Student Explores Link Between Carbon Dioxide and Blindness in Cod

ARI Graduate Student Kevin Neves has recently completed his research project looking into the question of ….What caused hundreds of Atlantic cod in a UMaine research project at CCAR in 2004 to develop severe cataracts at higher rates than expected?  He found that cod living at high densities were exposed to higher levels of carbon dioxide, causing them to grow cataracts and eventually go blind. Fish that cannot see to locate their food cannot grow.  Kevin expects to defend in Fall 2012.  More information on the project can be found at the following link.



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Aquaculture Research Institute
5735 Hitchner Hall Room 179
Orono, Maine 04469
Phone: 207.581.4397E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469
A Member of the University of Maine System