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Acid test for marine biodiversity

Rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide lead to acidification of the oceans. A site in the Mediterranean, naturally carbonated by under-sea volcanoes, provides clues to the possible effects on marine ecosystems.

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Riebesell, U. Acid test for marine biodiversity. Nature 454, 46–47 (2008).

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