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Carbon dioxide breaking down marine ecosystems
Description: If carbon dioxide emissions don't begin to decline soon, the complex fabric of marine ecosystems will begin fraying - and eventually unravel completely, two new studies conclude. Carbon dioxide bubbling up from seafloor seeps lowers the pH and species diversity in surrounding areas, offering a preview of climate-related ecosystem change as oceans acidify. [Source: ScienceNews]
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Source: ScienceNews
Publish Date: 2/23/2012
Reading Level: Basic
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