Bad acid trip

Our oceans are in trouble. Alongside long-recognised problems like pollution, overfishing and warming, the oceans are now known to be acidifying at such a fast rate that biologists the world over believe that some groups of marine organisms may be unable to evolve or adapt.

The decline of some species, like the Pacific oyster in the American Pacific Northwest, has already been attributed to ocean acidification. Now New Zealand scientists are looking at the effect on local species.

Rebecca Priestley, New Zealand Listener, 17 September 2011. Article published in the New Zealand Listener issue 17 September 2011. Magazine web site.

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