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Calcifiers Cover up Changes in Ocean pH


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Branwen Morgan

Source: ABC News Australia

August 22, 2011


"Corals and molluscs are able to protect themselves from the affects of acidic oceans, but only to a point, say marine scientists who have measured individual species resilience to pH change.


Australian researcher Dr Ross Jeffree, one of the study's principal investigators, says as pH levels fall protective structures such as shells that are based on calcium carbonate dissolve.


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