Limacina helicina Antarctica – the butterfly effect

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Limacina helicina Antarctica – the butterfly effect explores the consequences of a changing ocean chemistry on the Earth’s tiny but vitally important molluscs species, commonly known as the sea butterfly. This beautiful miniature species is at the bottom of the oceanic food chain and is, and will continue to be, affected by changing pH levels in Earth’s oceans and its follow-on effect of the dissolution of calcium carbonate. With humankind continuing to pump ever more CO2 into the atmosphere, these tiny creatures that support both our society and other species, are already exhibiting signs of the strain imposed upon them.

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by Debbie Symons