Inside and Out

Ocean acidification has been studied in relation to marine animals with calcium carbonate shells. Oysters, sea butterflies, shrimp – all are affected by acidification when their outer shells don’t develop properly. According to this article, ocean acidification has increased by 25-30% since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. A new study¬†published in Nature Climate Change…

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Larger Than Life

When one thinks of marine life, especially when it comes to endangered marine life, the mind naturally turns to the poster children of conservation: polar bears, whales, dolphins. The big guys. Maybe some of us think of our favorite fish – tuna, for example, or salmon. Not many spare a thought for the tiny shelled…

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Krill Gratitude

Massive ocean krill swarms – hundreds of millions of tons of them – are a keystone of one of the great planetary life cycles. A new Australian study published in the journal Nature Climate Change¬†called Risk maps for Antarctic krill under projected Southern Ocean acidification, looks at the threshold at which krill – specifically, their…

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