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Sea snails weaken as carbon dioxide makes Antarctic waters more acidic

Reuters, The Washington Post

The shells of some marine snails are dissolving as the seas around Antarctica become more acidic, threatening the food chain, according to a study published in the journal Nature Geoscience.

Oceans soak up about a quarter of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year; as CO2 levels in the atmosphere increase from the burning of fossil fuels, so do ocean levels, making seas more acidic. This acidification threatens coral reefs, marine ecosystems and wildlife.

Monday, November 26, 2012
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Oceans' rising acidity a threat to shellfish — and humans

Oceans' rising acidity a threat to shellfish — and humans

BY: KENNETH R. WEISS, Los Angeles Times

Peering into the microscope, Alan Barton thought the baby oysters looked normal, except for one thing: They were dead.

Slide after slide, the results were the same. The entire batch of 100 million larvae at the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery had perished.

Saturday, October 6, 2012
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Ocean Acidification: Monitoring and Measuring the Physiological  and Population Response of Living Marine Resources in Alaska

Ocean Acidification: Monitoring and Measuring the Physiological and Population Response of Living Marine Resources in Alaska

BY: Robert J. Foy, Mark Carls, Michael Dalton, Tom Hurst, W. Christopher Long, Michael F. Sigler, Robert P. Stone, Katherine M. Swiney

In the United States and other coastal nations, ocean acidification has quickly become a common topic of scientific research. Ocean acidification also has become a public concern as news headlines warn of this potentially threatening byproduct of global climate change.

Monday, October 1, 2012
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Acid Test for Marine Life

BY: JOHN BEDDINGTON and JANE LUBCHENCO

In Rio de Janeiro this week, environmental leaders from many nations are addressing one of our planet’s most serious yet still vastly under-recognized challenges: ocean acidification.
Monday, June 18, 2012
Categories: biological reponse
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