The ocean absorbs about a quarter of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere a year.
With levels of CO2 steadily rising each year, the oceans are becoming more and more acidic. This increase in acidity has profound effects on the environment, including the dissolving of calcium marine creatures like coral and sand dollars.
This video is a time lapse of a sand dollar exposed to high acidity. Watch what happens.
Editor: Dareni Wellman
Like elephant journal on Facebook
hot on elephant
Elephant Journal’s Holiday Gift Guide 636 shares A letter to the Anger that refuses to Leave Me. 626 shares Waylon’s favorite Ethical Gifts. 13 shares Learn Social Media, Writing, Editing & Journalism Ethics with elephantjournal.com. 4 shares The Real Reason so many Long-term Relationships Fail Sexually. 1,082 share Dear Pretty Young Woman Flirting with my Husband. 2,866 shares Year of the Fire Rooster 2017: What to Expect. 1,011 share Why a Year of No Dating was the Best Thing I ever did for Myself. 8,380 shares These Tweets (and Retweets) actually Happened. 1,392 share If you Want Him, you must Claim Him. 773 shares