Warming oceans might sound like a good thing for swimmers and surfers, but they’re wreaking havoc on the plants and animals that call those waters home. Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has undergone two consecutive years of severe coral bleaching, from which large swathes of it might not recover. Now, research out of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) has found some more bad news. A combination of warming and acidifying waters can cause invertebrate organisms called bryozoa (or moss animals) to start dissolving – and other sea creatures could soon face a similar fate.



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