Everything you need to know about ocean acidification (audio)

Ocean Acidification has been an acknowledged problem in Florida’s waters since the late 1990s. It’s caused by cement production and the burning of fossil fuels. Those emit carbon dioxide into the air, and it builds in the atmosphere.

Carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas that causes global warming. And about a third of all that CO2 dissolves into the ocean, causing Ocean Acidification. It actually changes the chemistry of the water, and has negative effects on the organisms living in it.

Chris Langdon is a marine biology and ecology professor at the University of Miami, studying Ocean Acidification. He will tell us what he’s seeing in Florida’s waters and what the future looks like.

And Billy Causey is director of the Gulf of Mexico region for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries.  He will tell us what’s being done in the Gulf to combat acid buildup.

Jessica Meszaros, WGCU News, 9 September 2015. Article & audio.

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