Ocean Acidification: Carbon Dioxide Makes Life Difficult for Algae

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The acidification of the world’s oceans could have major consequences for the marine environment. New research shows that coccoliths, which are an important part of the marine environment, dissolve when seawater acidifies. Continue

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Tracking single coccolith dissolution with picogram resolution and implications for CO2 sequestration and ocean acidification

T. Hassenkam, A. Johnsson, K. Bechgaard, and S. L. S. Stipp

Published online before print May 6, 2011, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1009447108

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