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Changing oceans affecting calcification of marine organisms

The ocean is home to many creatures, and all of them take their sustenance from this environment. One group of organisms use the ocean's calcium to create their shells and exoskeletons. These are the calcifiers, the mollusks, corals and starfish.

Rising CO2 levels are impacting the oceans and our very lives

Scientists have released their direst warnings yet on the future of life in our oceans — our oceans are more acidic than they ever have been in the past 300 million years. The report is to be released next week in Poland.

Ocean Acidification Threatens Biosphere Collapse

While the world’s attention is focused on the upcoming Copenhagen Summit on climate change, marine scientists say the increasing acidification of the world’s oceans poses an even greater threat to the health of the planet.
 

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A jellyfish living in high CO2 waters near volcanic seeps in the Mediterranean.
A jellyfish living in high CO2 waters near volcanic seeps in the Mediterranean.
Jason Hall-Spencer
A colony of the modern marine bryozoan Flustra foliacea.
A colony of the modern marine bryozoan Flustra foliacea.
Hans Hillewaert
A NOAA (PMEL) moored autonomous CO 2 buoy used for measuring CO 2 concentration and ocean acidificat...
A NOAA (PMEL) moored autonomous CO 2 buoy used for measuring CO 2 concentration and ocean acidification studies. Shown is the Moored Autonomous pCO2 (MAP-CO2) Buoy for ocean acidification research. Buoy engineered and deployed by NOAA.
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