As climate change acidifies the Pacific, nighttime respiration in tide pools has already made their pH begin dissolving shells.

"This work highlights that even in today's temperate coastal oceans, calcifying species, such as mussels and coralline algae, can dissolve during the night due to the more-acidic conditions caused by community respiration."

Ocean acidification takes a toll on California's coastline at night...

This image shows sampling pump and a device to measure temperature, salinity

and depth in a tide pool of the UC Bodega Marine Reserve.

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