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Image : Ocean Acidification: A Risky Shell Game

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Most of the spines of an urchin grown under the highest CO2 conditions fell off, and, under a scanning electron microscope, the remaining ones (left) show a pitted texture. On the right are spines of an urchin grown under current conditions. (Micrograph by Justin Ries, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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Last updated: February 21, 2012
 


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