Planktonic foraminifera are single-celled calcite-secreting organisms that represent between 25 and 50% of the total open-ocean marine carbonate flux6 and influence the transport of organic carbon to the ocean interior ... We find that modern shell weights are 30–35% lower than those from the sediments, consistent with reduced calcification today induced by ocean acidification. We also find a link between higher atmospheric carbon dioxide and low shell weights in a 50,000-year-long record obtained from a Southern Ocean marine sediment core.
Could be cuz it's very bad. Won't be long and Red Lobster won't have any lobster on the menu anymore, but the jellyfish will be cheap as water.
:: posted by buermann @ 2009-03-12 10:17:12 CST |