• Posted on: Mon, 06/13/2016 - 05:56
  • By: Anonymous
Extensive dissolution of live pteropods in the Southern Ocean
Bednaršek, N

When scientists collected pteropods living in the Southern Ocean, where high levels of CO2 caused low availability of calcium carbonate in the water for building shells, they found that the pteropods' shells had severely dissolved. In the laboratory, pteropods incubated under similar CO2 conditions had equivalent levels of dissolution.

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