Climate Change, Climate disruption, Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Life, Nature & Environment, Ocean Acidification, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PIMEL), U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Effects of Ocean Acidification on Marine Life
Image Credit: John MacNeill for Climate Central (2010)
Ocean Acidification: The Other Carbon Dioxide Problem
The ocean absorbs about a quarter of the CO2 we release into the atmosphere every year, so as atmospheric CO2 levels increase, so do the levels in the ocean… [D]ecades of ocean observations now show that…the CO2 absorbed by the ocean is changing the chemistry of the seawater, a process called OCEAN ACIDIFICATION.