COSEE Ocean Systems: News
New research shows ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the Arctic
Description: Ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, potentially affecting shellfish, other marine species in the food web and communities that depend on these resources, according to new research. The new research shows that between the 1990s and 2010, acidified waters expanded northward approximately 300 nautical miles from the Chukchi Sea slope off the coast of northwestern Alaska to just below the North Pole. Also, the depth of acidified waters increased from approximately 325 feet below the surface to more than 800 feet. [Source: NOAA News]
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Source: NOAA News
Publish Date: 3/9/2017
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