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Giant clams and rising CO2: light may ameliorate effects of ocean acidification on a solar-powered animal

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Global climate change and ocean acidification pose a serious threat to marine life. Marine invertebrates are particularly susceptible to ocean acidification, especially highly calcareous taxa such as molluscs, echinoderms and corals...

Review of the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Plan

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

The world’s ocean has already experienced a 30% rise in acidity since the industrial revolution, with acidity expected to rise 100 to 150% over preindustrial levels by the end of this century. Potential consequences to marine life a...

World’s oceans get an acid bath

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Increasing acidity in the world’s oceans could pose a greater threat to marine life than warming waters. Among the repercussions of global climate change, the effect of ocean acidification on marine life is one of the least-understo...

Ocean acidification is deadly threat to marine life, finds eight-year study

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Plastic pollution, overfishing, global warming and increased acidification from burning fossil fuels means oceans are increasingly hostile to marine life If the outlook for marine life was already looking bleak – torrents of plastic...

Scientists study ‘corrosive waters’ in Alaska

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification is a major threat to marine life and commercial interests, and is being closely monitored by scientists in Alaska and the U.S., The Washington Post reports. Ocean acidification works like this: The burning of fos...

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