What is ocean acidification?

We hear a lot about global warming. But recently there’s been more talk about ocean acidification. In a nutshell, ocean acidification is the lowering of the pH of the oceans. It can have devastating consequences for the skeleton-building coral reefs and shell-building invertebrates such as crabs, lobsters, mussels and clams. That means it effects us here on land, too. Learn more about ocean acidification and why over 100 scientists recently called for increased research into the problem and drastic curbing of emissions.

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About.com: Marine Life, 8 March 2009. Article.

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