Category Archives: Acidification

Acidification of our oceans: unprecedented rate in past 300 million years

Recent news articles: December 16, 2015 The ability of baby fish to find a home, or other safe haven, to grow into adulthood will be severely impacted under predicted ocean acidification. Rossi, T., et al. Ocean acidification boosts larval fish development … Continue reading

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Acid Oceans: how sea life is affected

April 30, 2014 Ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny snails off U.S. West Coast Biologists have found the first evidence that acidity of continental shelf waters off the U.S. West Coast is dissolving the shells of tiny free-swimming marine … Continue reading

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The nine boundaries we must not cross — or we may go extinct

[ Although everyone focuses on climate change there are 8 other destructive boundaries to be avoided as well. We’ve crossed three already: climate change, biodiversity loss, and the global nitrogen cycle.  The other six are ocean acidification, chemical pollution, atmospheric … Continue reading

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