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Algae Fights Ocean Acidification

Some organisms seem to be adapting to ocean acidification. Live Science is reporting on a study conducted by scientists at the University of Washington of tiny plants called coccolithophores. A kind of algae, they respond to increased acidity by building thicker shells.

This does not mean go out and buy that Hummer you’ve been thinking about: plenty of other organisms can’t handle it. Coral, oysters, and clams, for a start.

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