Tag Archive for 'pteropod'

Ocean acidification dissolving shell of planktonic Southern Ocean snails

November 25th, 2012 by British Antarctic Survey

A paper “Extensive dissolution of live pteropods in the Southern Ocean” published online in Nature Geoscience suggests that the effects of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems are beginning to emerge. Dr Geraint Tarling, of the British Antarctic Survey, and colleagues, examined shells collected from a pteropod, Limacina helicina antarctica, (a planktonic marine snail) in the surface […]