11 Jan '12, 12pm

10 Marine Species on the Brink of Mass Extinction Due to Ocean Acidification

10 Marine Species on the Brink of Mass Extinction Due to Ocean Acidification

The ocean is a delicate place, and tiny changes to its composition can cause serious devastation. Adding carbon to the atmosphere contributes to global warming and climate change. Another less-discussed impact is ocean acidification —whereby carbon molecules diffuse into the ocean from the atmosphere, causing a steady rise in acidity—even though the impacts are already being felt by many species. The beautiful blue sea slug, seen here, is one such creature. Blue sea slugs feed on the poisonous Portuguese man of war jellyfish, meaning that an ocean without them would be an ocean with a lot more stinging jellyfish. SLIDESHOW: Will Jellyfish be the Future Rulers of the Oceans?

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/ocean-conservation/1...

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