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26 november 2012

Zeeslakken lossen op in verzuurd oceaanwater

Aftakelend koraalrif door verzuring van de oceanen. Foto Ryan Moyer

Animals Are Literally Being Dissolved Alive Because of Acid in the Ocean
Door Eric Limer, Gizmodo, 25 november 2012

Shells of tiny sea snails are being eroded as more carbon dioxide is dissolved into seawater. [...] Geraint Tarling of the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge and some of his colleagues capture some sea snails from the Southern Ocean back in 2008, and after studying them carefully, they can now say that similar snails are losing their shells to acid at this very moment. As Tarling put it, "This is actually happening now."

Zie ook:

Rise of acid ocean eats away base of food chain
Door Steve Connor, The Independent, 25 november 2012

Later toegevoegd: 

'Inhospitable Oceans' Acidifying at Rate Unseen in 250 Million Years (or Ever)
Door Jon Queally, Common Dreams, 26 augustus 2013

New study shows oceans in peril as acidification is happening at rate perhaps never seen in planet's history.

En m'n blognotities:
Verzuring oceaan bedreigt visvangst Californië
Hoe we de oceanen de vernieling in helpen
Verzurende oceanen bereiden ecologische ramp tegen 2100
Toename CO2 in zee tast zenuwstelsel vissen aan
Verzuring oceanen bedreigt voedselvoorziening

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