Fish Guts Explain Marine Carbon Cycle Mystery

Sunday, January 18, 2009 - 21:28 in Earth & Climate

Research reveals the major influence of fish on maintaining the delicate pH balance of our oceans, vital for the health of coral reefs and other marine life. The discovery could help solve a mystery that has puzzled marine chemists for decades. Published in Science, the study provides new insights into the marine carbon cycle, which is undergoing rapid change as a result of global carbon dioxide emissions.

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