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Tiny seashells show extent of climate change

Future climate change conditions lead to additional to stress marine creatures, and this provides a means for tracking the effects of climate change. The research further shows how changes can throw off the ocean carbon balance.

How do sea shells get their strength?

Seashells are very strong, but chalk is easy to break. Both are made from calcium carbonate crystals. So why the difference? Materials scientists have found the answer.

Photo Essay: SBG hosts exhibit of seashells from around the world Special

Savannah - Called a "Smithsonian-grade exhibit of seashells," Mique Pinkerton's collection was featured at the Savannah Botanical Gardens. Hundreds of shells from across the globe, from Scallops to Tritons, fascinated exhibit visitors.

Millions of Mollusks deposited nightly on Pakistani beaches

Karachi - It's been six weeks since Cyclone Phet hit the city of Karachi in Pakistan. Since the storm ended many thousands of mollusks per day have washed ashore onto the popular tourist beach of Karachi and the smell is keeping everyone inside, away from the sea.
 

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Scallop (Pectinidae) seashells at Savannah Botanical Gardens exhibit.  Savannah  GA
Scallop (Pectinidae) seashells at Savannah Botanical Gardens exhibit. Savannah, GA
Miter (Mitridae and Costellariidae) shells at Savannah Botanical Gardens exhibit.  Savannah  GA
Miter (Mitridae and Costellariidae) shells at Savannah Botanical Gardens exhibit. Savannah, GA
February 2009. Outer Banks  NC
February 2009. Outer Banks, NC

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