Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sand Dollar Dissolving Before your very eyes!

Just a little extra... A Pacific sand dollar (Dendraster excentricus) left to dissolve in vinegar solution as an example of ocean acidification.

Hard to say if skeletal dissolution would happen exactly like this, since it would likely affect the larvae and other aspects of life history..but its an interesting video to bear in mind...

more soon!

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