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Shelled Animals Are Dissolving In The Ocean Thanks To Global Warming! BOO!

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As humans continue to pour carbon dioxide into the ozone, the ocean is paying a price.

And it's not just the polar ice caps that are feeling the pain — snails, mollusks, and corals are crippling too.

The pH level of the ocean is steadily becoming more acidic, at a rate of 0.1 percent per century.

This is the highest it has been in over 300 MILLION years!

The pteropod marine snail is dissolving as we speak, as the ocean's supply of aragonite wears thin in the Anarctic.

These snails use aragonite to create their shells. CO2 dissolves in water, forming carbonic acid which is breaking down all the argonite.

The same will happen to corals and mollusks; they use carbonate but this compound is disappearing too.

While aragonite is plentiful in most of the ocean, there are areas where it is completely gone!

Poor snails! We HAVE to lower our carbon dioxide emissions!!!!

RIGHT NOW!!!!

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Ocean Plankton Might Decide The Future Of Earth's Climate

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Tiny little organisms called phytoplankton have a huge impact on Earth's climate.

They are single celled algae and they can soak up 45 billion tons of carbon dioxide each year!!

They provide half of the Earth's oxygen supply.

These creatures have trouble growing in parts of the ocean with low iron concentrations, which is about 30% of the ocean, therefore making it hard for the ocean to absorb more carbon dioxide.

Thankfully there are scientists looking into this, and how it can affect climate change.

One of the scientists explained:

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