National Ocean Month

President Bush has officially declared June to be National Oceans Month.

Pteropodlimacinahelicina3_2So maybe it’s time to celebrate pteropods, some of the creatures most vulnerable to changes in ocean pH.

They’re a kind of plankton. When you get up close and personal to pteropods they’re delicate, captivating animals, actually tiny molluscs and relatives of clams and oyster. We’ve fallen for these little guys in a big way.

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