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Ocean Acidity Causing Problems In Kelp Forests

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The increasing acidity of the oceans creates problems for sea creatures. 

Some of the animals that live in shells have a harder time building their shells in the current conditions. 

And scientists at the University of California-Davis discovered one creature, similar to coral, that just dissolves in certain conditions.  Daniel Sweezey is the lead scientist on the project; he visits with details of the findings.  
 

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