COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Increasing ocean acidification threatens Alaska's valuable commercial and subsistence fisheries
Description: Ocean acidification, the process by which ocean water acidifies as it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is changing ocean waters vital to Alaska's fisheries-an industry that supports more than 100,000 jobs and generates more than $5 billion in annual revenue. According to a new study many of Alaska's economically and nutritionally valuable marine fisheries are expected to face significant stress as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to climb. [Source: NOAA]
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Source: NOAA
Publish Date: 9/26/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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