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Acidifying oceans a bad trip for marine ecosystems
Description: A new study is one of the few to investigate what ocean acidification might do to fish communities, by studying CO2-producing vents as proxies for elevated carbon environments. Researchers found that common fish benefited from acidified environments while rarer fish disappeared. The research has long-reaching implications for biodiversity and ecosystem functionality as the oceans acidify from absorbing the CO2 being pumped into the atmosphere. [Source: Mongabay]
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Source: Mongabay
Publish Date: 10/17/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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