Acidic Seawater, First Observation Of Dissolving Shells

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". . . the shells of some animals are already dissolving in more acidic seawater, and that's just one way that acidification may affect ocean life. Overall, it's expected to have dramatic and mostly negative impacts on ocean ecosystems — although some species (especially those that live in estuaries) are finding ways to adapt to the changing conditions."

E. Kolbert, "The Darkening Sea: What carbon emissions are doing to the ocean," The New Yorker, November 20, 2006.

Image: NOAA Photo Library. Pteropod, 2013.