Antarctic marine wildlife is under th...

Antarctic marine wildlife is under threat

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Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#1 Nov 26, 2012
Marine snails in seas around Antarctica are being affected by ocean acidification, scientists have found.

An international team of researchers found that the snails' shells are being corroded.

Experts says the findings are significant for predicting the future impact of ocean acidification on marine life.

The results of the study are published in the journal Nature Geoscience.


Ocean acidification is a result of burning fossil fuels: some of the additional carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is absorbed into oceans.

Dundee, MI

#2 Nov 26, 2012
So spill baby spill.

Since: Apr 08

"the green troll"

#3 Nov 26, 2012
In a small patch of the Southern Ocean, the shells of sea snails are dissolving. The finding is the first evidence that marine life is already suffering as a result of man-made ocean acidification.

"This is actually happening now," says Geraint Tarling of the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge, UK. He and colleagues captured free-swimming sea snails called pteropods from the Southern Ocean in early 2008 and found under an electron microscope that the outer layers of their hard shells bore signs of unusual corrosion.

Dundee, MI

#4 Nov 27, 2012
Maybe another oil spill will help them out.

Toronto, Canada

#5 Nov 27, 2012
I think the PHD brand has been taken over by a troll 'spoofer'. Brian_G perhaps?

Cibolo, TX

#6 Nov 28, 2012
LessHypeMoreFact wrote:
I think the PHD brand has been taken over by a troll 'spoofer'. Brian_G perhaps?
No the troll spoofer would be you.Your more Hype and Less Fact.

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