Rising CO2 levels causing ‘tooth decay’ in sea organisms

Times of India: Rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere are having a catastrophic effect on microscopic marine life, according to scientists. Experiments by the University of St Andrews show microscopic organisms, called foraminifera ('forams'), suffer the equivalent of tooth-decay as seawater becomes more acidic. Foraminifera are tiny single-celled organisms that build intricate shells to protect themselves. They feed on algal cells called diatoms, which they break open using tooth-like structures on their......

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