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Unexpected result: Ocean acidification can also promote shell formation

Fact: More carbon dioxide (CO2) in the air also acidifies the oceans. It seemed to be the logical conclusion that shellfish and corals will...

Under the Champagne vineyards, ancient shells offer rare look at the...

In caves deep underground in France's Champagne region lie thousands of shells that are 45 million years old, a site researchers describe as "rare...

Discover Real Reason Why Turtles Have Shells

It is common knowledge that the modern turtle shell is largely used for protection. No other living vertebrate has so drastically altered its body...

Modern mussel shells much thinner than 50 years ago

Shells of California mussels collected from the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington in the 1970s are on average 32 percent thicker than...

Reading Ancient Climate from Plankton Shells

Climate changes from millions of years ago are recorded at daily rate in ancient sea shells, new research shows. A huge X-ray microscope has revealed...

Rising Mountains, Cooling Oceans Prompted Spread of Invasive Species 450 Million...

New Ohio University research suggests that the rise of an early phase of the Appalachian Mountains and cooling oceans allowed invasive species to upset...

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