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Aarhus University

Sea Butterfly

Caption: This image shows a sea butterfly (Limacina helicina), a key Arctic sea snail. With the acidification expected in Arctic waters due to the increased concentration of CO2, populations of sea butterflies and other marine calcifying organisms can be severely threatened due to hampering of the calcification processes.

Credit: Photo courtesy of Kevin Lee

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