Pteropod shell experiment

Time sequence of shell dissolution of the Antarctic pteropod Limacina helicina in waters simulating the saturation state of surface seawater with respect to aragonite that is projected for the Southern Ocean by 2100 under the IS92a business-as-usual CO2 emissions scenario. This projection came from Orr et al., 2005, doi: 10.1038/nature04095  Photo credit: David Liittschwager/National Geographic Stock.  Used with permission.  All rights reserved.  National Geographic Images.


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