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Acid Oceans Could Drastically Cut Down One of The World's Biggest Oxygen Producers

Acid Oceans Could Drastically Cut Down One of The World’s Biggest Oxygen Producers

The tiny floating organisms that supply our world with as much as a fifth of its oxygen will be in dire straights as our oceans acidify, new research suggests. The creatures, called diatoms, will be deprived of the silica building blocks they need to construct their protective shells, which come in all sorts of dazzling …

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Meet 'Fiona' the pregnant ichthyosaur, Chile's oldest marine reptile mom

Meet ‘Fiona’ the pregnant ichthyosaur, Chile’s oldest marine reptile mom

In the shadow of a massive Patagonian glacier, paleontologists have unearthed a rare fossil find: an ancient marine reptile that died while pregnant. This dolphin-like creature, called an ichthyosaur, is the first of its kind to be discovered in Chile, where it was retrieved from a dig site near the Tyndall Glacier in the Southern …

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