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Unexpected result: Ocean acidification can promote shell formation
Description: [English press release below Dutch] More carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air also acidifies the oceans. It seemed to be the logical conclusion that shellfish and corals will suffer, because chalk formation becomes more difficult in more acidic seawater. But now a group of scientists discovered to their own surprise that some tiny unicellular shellfish make better shells in an acidic environment. This is a completely new insight. [Source: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research]
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Source: NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Publish Date: 1/18/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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