Pteropods and coccolithophores
“There’s a whole category of organism
that have been around for hundreds of millions of years
which are at risk of extinction
namely, things that build calcium carbonate shells or skeletons.”
“Normally, their shells are transparent.
They look like little gems, little jewels. They’re just beautiful.
But I could see that, along the edges
they were becoming opaque, chalky.”
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Audio: Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Video: Ernie Kovacs
Source: Ken Caldeira, Victory Fabry, The New Yorker