December 1, 2011

Ocean acidification spreading from the deep sea to coastal areas

A November 22, 2011 report by US scientists at Oregon State University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) find that ocean acidification from greenhouse gas absorption is spreading from the deep sea to coastal areas, where young oysters have been dying in massive numbers as the acidity prevents the formation of their vital shells.

Sources: Yale.edu, Sightline.org, Reuters

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