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In CO2-rich Environment, Some Ocean Dwellers Increase Shell Production


December 1, 2009

conchs In a striking finding that raises new questions about carbon dioxide's (CO2) impact on marine life, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution scientists report that some shell-building creatures--such as crabs, shrimp and lobsters--unexpectedly build more shell when exposed to ocean acidification caused by elevated levels of atmospheric CO2. Full Story

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