03 Jun '11, 3pm

Plankton May Be Better Equipped to Survive Ocean Acidification Than Previously Thought

Ocean acidification, or the changing of the pH balance of the ocean as it absorbs ever more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is a serious threat to many forms of sea life. One form which it seems to be threatening is phytoplankton, essentially the first rung of the food chain in the ocean and the basis of life for everything from tiny fish to whales. New research has uncovered that while phytoplankton populations do suffer from acidification, the tiny organisms might be better equipped than we thought to deal with the change.

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