I am a small sea snail, Limacina helicina to be exact
I live in cold water near the poles
I am the most important creature in the arctic. In fact I make up half of the zooplankton
I am very magnificent, with my bright colors of red, blue, purple, and orange
And my shell,
My shell is very beautiful, so perfect and transparent
Do not destroy my shell!
It is my only protection!
This ocean acidification, it is harming all of us
It is harming me!
Now I have holes, many holes
In what used to be my perfect shell
What will I do?