COSEE Ocean Systems: News
West Coast Waters on Acid Trip; Fishing Industry in Peril
Description: Hotspots of ocean acidification have been found in the waters that wash onto the shores of the West Coast, a major concern for the region's billion dollar fishing industry as well as the region's potentially fragile coastal ecosystems. A new study of a 600-mile span of coastline found some of the lowest pH levels ever measured on the ocean surface, showing that significant acidification can be found in waters right along the shore. Ocean acidification has made landfall across the entire area. [Source: Climate Central]
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Source: Climate Central
Publish Date: 6/6/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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