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September 25, 2020
Ocean's canaries have survived previous perturbations in the Earth's carbon cycle
Two major groups of pteropods have Cretaceous origins and hence, must have survived previous global change events in history. This suggest that pteropods have been more resilient to past ocean acidification than currently thought.