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Ocean Acidification - the snail shells are dissolving

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These days, almost everyone is aware that rising carbon dioxide levels are causing global warming. However, the enormity of another associated problem is underappreciated - ocean acidification.

A new scientific publication this week showed evidence of extensive dissolution in marine snail shells.
Articles for non-specialists here and here.

I thought I'd post some videos on ocean acidification - including animations illustrating the severity of the problem over time.