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The Many Dangers of Greenhouse Acid

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Science  23 Jan 2009:
Vol. 323, Issue 5913, pp. 459
DOI: 10.1126/science.323.5913.459a

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Geochemists reported at the American Geophysical Union meeting that most sorts of calcifying organisms--creatures that grow calcium carbonate skeletons or shells--suffered when pH sank much below the 8.2 of surface ocean seawater, not just the iconic coral reefs.