Ocean acidification study reveals effects of carbon dioxide


R&D Mag – A University of California Santa Barbara marine scientist and a team of 18 other researchers have reported results of the broadest worldwide study of ocean acidification to date. Acidification is known to be a direct result of the increasing amount of greenhouse gas emissions. The scientists used sensors developed at Scripps Institution of Oceanography at University of California San Diego to measure the acidity of 15 ocean locations, including seawater in the Antarctic, and in temperate and tropical waters.

“We were able to illustrate how parts of the world’s oceans currently have different pH, and thus how they might respond to climate changes in the future,” said Gretchen E. Hofmann, an eco-physiologist and professor at UCSB. “The sensors allowed us to capture that.” more> http://is.gd/yGlfXa

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