Are deep ocean ecosystems feeling the effects of climate change?



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    Yes.  As carbon dioxide levels rise, the acidity of the oceans rises as well.  This harms the life that lives in the ocean, including those that dwell miles under the surface.  This also results in the lowering of oxygen levels in the water, which is necessary for organisms living in a deep sea environment to survive.  In addition, heavy metals and other toxic chemicals settle on the ocean floor, being taken in by organisms that filter the water.  They then in turn are magnified as larger creatures eat the smaller ones.

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