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Old 01-15-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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Fish poop helps balance ocean's acid levels

Fish poop helps balance ocean's acid levels - Yahoo! News

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The ocean's delicate acid balance may be getting help from an unexpected source, fish poop. The increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere not only drives global warming, but also raises the amount of CO2 dissolved in ocean water, tending to make it more acid, potentially a threat to sea life.

Alkaline chemicals like calcium carbonate can help balance this acid. Scientists had thought the main source for this balancing chemical was the shells of marine plankton, but they were puzzled by the higher-than-expected amounts of carbonate in the top levels of the water.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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Oh, I definately believe it. Cleaning the aquarium I've often though the little turds look like white specs of calcium.
But never thought I'd see that on DC, to be honest. LOL!
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