Does ocean acidification have any good effects at all?



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    A marine scientist named Justin Ries conducted an experiment that exposed 18 different marine animals to several different levels of acidity, he found that not all of them were hindered by this test.  He found that oysters, scallops, and temperate corals grew weaker, thinner shells, and clams and pencil urchins completely lost their shells.  Some of the animals in the experiment, however, grew thicker shells.  These animals included blue crabs, lobster, and shrimp. 

    So it would seem like ocean acidification does have some “good” effects of some species after all, though I wouldn’t take this as a reason not to worry about our oceans anymore.

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