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Acidifications effect on coral reefs and the coral

The coral reef are under a lot of stress, they have been having problems
with temperature changes, but now the biggest problem is ocean acidification.
This means that the carbon dioxide that we release in to the atmosphere is
going in to the ocean and decreasing the pH in the water. This affects all
animals that uses calcium in any way, like corals, mussels, crayfish, starfish
and many others. What happens is the calcium shell start to dissolve on the
animal, and they will die. The fish on the reef will then die and no more red
romans to catch and eat. The solution is to minimize the carbon release and
plant trees to get the carbon dioxide in the environment to a minimum. To find
out what your carbon footprint is visit our website at http://www.planetgreenoceanblue.com/carboncalculator.html

 By: Ulrica Williams

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