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dc.contributor.authorNavratil, Bailey
dc.date.accessioned2012-06-20T17:47:58Z
dc.date.available2012-06-20T17:47:58Z
dc.date.issued2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1773/19826
dc.descriptionZoo-Bot Quarter, Spring 2011en_US
dc.description.abstractCalcium carbonate shells undergo dissolution in acidified conditions. As carbon dioxide in the atmosphere increases, the ocean's pH is lowered. Lottia scutum is used in this experiment to demonstrate the affect of ocean acidification on calcium carbonate material, which many marine organisms possess. As a limpet's shell becomes brittle its life expectancy may become threatened by environmental conditions such as desiccation, sun and temperature exposure, as well as predation. Peak force from crushing limpet shells is used in this experiment to measure shell strength and show how strength is diminished in acidified water over time.en_US
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dc.subjectlimpeten_US
dc.subjectocean acidificationen_US
dc.subjectLottia scutumen_US
dc.titleEffects of Ocean Acidification on Limpet Lottia scutum's Shell Strengthen_US


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