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Several marine species are reacting badly to the increasing acidity of the world’s oceans, caused by climate change as carbon dioxide dissolves in the water.
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As the oceans become more acidic because of rising carbon dioxide levels, smaller plankton will thrive at the expense of larger species, with potentially dangerous effects.
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Fish and other species will be affected by rising temperatures in the oceans, which will slow the growth of the plankton which is the base of most marine food webs.
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New research suggests that by 2100 there will be no seawater left with the chemical properties that have supported coral reef growth in the past.
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Two important habitats for marine life, coral reefs and eelgrass meadows, will endure warming and acidifying seas. But they will become vulnerable.
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With the proportion of Americans concerned about climate change dropping from 62 percent four years ago to 48 today, Al Gore is poised to turn the tide in a daylong lecture on the subject, with an hour devoted to every time zone in the world. (more)
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