COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Effects of Ocean Acidification
Description: Research has shown that the increasing levels of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and moving into marine systems are causing the world's oceans to become more acidic. Animal species from hard corals to pteropods (delicate, butterfly-like planktonic drifters) to the unseen microbes that fuel ocean productivity and influence the chemical functioning of ocean waters are affected by ocean acidification. [Source: National Science Foundation]
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Source: National Science Foundation
Publish Date: 6/16/2011
Reading Level: Basic
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