Graze Reef National Marine Sanctuary, Danny Gleason, Institute For Coastal Plain Science discussed on Stephanie Miller


Graze reef national marine sanctuary off the coast of Georgia May spot loggerhead turtles dolphins or even a whale And below the surface hundreds of species live in the nooks and crannies of the rocky sea floor Things like sponges and sea squirts and things called mons animals and corals And all of these organisms encrust the bottom Danny gleason directs the institute for coastal plain science at Georgia southern university He says this invertebrate community supports other marine life by providing food creating habitat and filtering water But oceans have absorbed about a third of the carbon pollution that humans have added to the atmosphere The extra CO2 makes the water more acidic which harms animals such as oysters shrimps and corals Yet gleeson says much about the effects of acidification remains unknown His team is researching how a variety of bottom dwelling critters respond to more acidic conditions What's the effect on the entire community of the invertebrates that are out there He says it's critical to understand how ocean acidification will affect the vast and interconnected web of life beneath the waves Climate connections is produced by the Yale center for environmental communication To hear more stories like this visit climate connections dot org My heart was racing just making spaghetti I could have waited to tell my doctor but I didn't wait I was short of breath just reading a book I could have delayed telling my doctor but I didn't wait They told their doctors and found out they have atrial fibrillation a condition which makes it about 5 times more likely to have a stroke If you have one or more of.

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