Looks like climate change is forcing crustaceans out of their shells! 🐚
Shelled sea life, like this Mantis Shrimp, require calcium carbonate to form their shells. Sadly, as oceans warm and become more acidic, these animals have to work harder to fortify their shells. 🦀🦐
With ocean acidification increasing rapidly, these vital organisms might not stand a chance. Eventually, there will not be enough calcium carbonate for them to protect themselves and there might not be enough time for them to adapt to such rapidly changing conditions.
Want to combat ocean acidification? Stay tuned for an announcement this Earth Day on how you can help. 💙
Amazing 📸: @_bugdreamer_ on Instagram.