Is sperm of Polar Cod sensitive to petroleum?


Morgan Lizabeth Bender, PhD candidate at Depart of Arctic and Marine Biology at UiT The Arctic University of Norway

While the ability to reproduce defines life- polar cod just try harder. This extra effort may put them at a distinct disadvantage in the dynamic future of the Arctic. However, a recent study published in the journal, Aquatic Toxicology, found that exposure to low doses of petroleum slowed the sperm swimming speed in polar cod, an Arctic key species.

Read more about it: Sperm Slow Down

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