110 days old and the first batch of captive bred snails finally have enough colour to determine if they are dark or light morph. I have decided to keep three dark morph and one light morph that has it's left tentacle regenerating from an injury. I may have accidentally on purpose let the other 64 baby snails go in mums garden... #snails#cornuaspersum#babysnails#pet#petsnails#mollusc
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Ocean acidification is posing a threat to the future of marine life.
Caused by the ocean absorbing excess carbon dioxide, rising levels of the gas have resulted in acidity increasing faster now than it has the last 20 million years.
Human industrial activity, such as burning fossil fuels, plays a big part in rising carbon dioxide levels.
A more acidic ocean can dissolve the calcium carbonate shells and exoskeletons of marine animals, such as corals and molluscs.
These animals then have to spend energy on fixing their homes, rather than growth or reproduction. This could have a big impact on the food chain.
Stopping ocean acidification is an impossible task, but reducing carbon emission would help to slow the effects this damaging phenomenon.
Find out more by visiting: nhm.ac.uk/discover
Image: A laboratory experiment shows what the extent of erosion of marine animal shells will be in the future if ocean acidity continues to increase. Image by NOAA Environmental Visualisation Laboratory (EVL), via Wikimedia Commons (CC0 1.0)