COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Clams Dwindle as CO2 Rises
Description: The number of shelled creatures in the ocean is truly dizzying. And we need them -- they are keystone species for everything from building coral reefs to anchoring the ocean food chain to making a killer linguine and clam sauce. But as carbon dioxide builds up in the atmosphere, ocean water becomes more acidic. And shellfish have trouble growing their shells. [Source: Discovery News]
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Source: Discovery News
Publish Date: 9/30/2010
Reading Level: Basic
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