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The lead in a Reuters article summarizing scientific findings from the coral reef conference being held this week in Fort Lauderdale reads, Like a tooth dipped in a glass of Coca-Cola, coral reefs, lobsters and other marine creatures that build calcified replica Swiss Rolex ETA watches shells around themselves could soon dissolve as climate change turns the oceans increasingly acidic.The piece continued: The carbon dioxide spewed into the atmosphere by factories, cars and power plants is not just raising temperatures. Or turn to our profile of Team Slipstream, and pray, for the good of the sport, that they, at least, can keep it clean.--Matthew Fishbane
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