Stop exhaling! The clowns are getting drunk…Posted on Tuesday, January 17th, 2012 at 2:43 pm by ReefTools
Wendy Zukerman states in a recent article that carbon dioxide in the oceans acts like alcohol on fish. This sounds like a plus for the fish, but it turns out their inhibitions and judgments are distorted. I know, it’s hard to see this as being an issue until you live in world full of sharks and fish hooks. Imagine Taco Bell hiding a hook in that midnight drive through burrito! The article states that it is estimated that 2.3 million tones of human caused carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions find its way into the ocean each year. I’m guessing that is the equivalent of a case of beer or at least 10 Tanqueray and tonics a day. Some of the scientific types on the ReefTools forum are currently working on a formula to get me an exact CO2 to alcoholic conversion.
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