Ocean researchers dive deeper into Puget Sound's acidification

Scientists long have predicted climate change eventually would make waters more corrosive as oceans take up carbon dioxide. The oceans typically measure a slightly alkaline 8.1 on the pH scale that separates an acid from a base.

But in 2007 and 2008, researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration discovered surface-chemistry changes off the West Coast already were happening. In 2010, they found the pH of some Puget Sound ... Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Feb. 28, 2012

A local story because some small amounts of research are being performed here, but the problem is world wide and much more significant than suggested in this report. Some basic lifeforms such as pteropods which form much of the food chain are endangered.

Much more money is needed for further more complex research that encompasses more of the relevant variables.

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