Ocean acidification

To: <>
Subject: Ocean acidification
From: "Paul and Irene Osborn" <>
Date: Mon, 1 Aug 2005 12:40:18 +1000
As if global warming wasn't enough, the Royal Society of London has recently
released a report suggesting that increasing levels of atmospheric carbon
dioxide (half of which has been taken up by the oceans) is acidifying the
oceans leading to a decreased availability of carbonate ion from which a
myriad of marine creatures build their skeletons or exoskeletons. This is
likely to have an impact on availability of food for pelagic and shorebirds.
Paul Osborn

Birding-Aus is now on the Web at
To unsubscribe from this mailing list, send the message 'unsubscribe
birding-aus' (no quotes, no Subject line)

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>
  • Ocean acidification, Paul and Irene Osborn <=

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU