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Archive: November 2009

Acidification takes growing toll on ocean life

November 25, 2009

 
Marine scientists in Maine and elsewhere say it threatens to do more harm than global warming.
By JOHN RICHARDSON, Staff Writer November 24, 2009 

Saint Joseph's College professor Mark Green has seen it dissolve clamshells in Casco Bay.

University of Maine professor Robert Steneck has seen coral reefs weakened by it in the Pacific Ocean.

And William Balch, a researcher at Bigelow Laboratory in Boothbay Harbor, is studying its effects on plankton from the Patagonian Shelf to the Gulf of...

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