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Ocean Acidificatin

 

National Oceanagraphic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The ocean absorbs about 30% of the CO2 that is released in the atmosphere, and as levels of atmospheric CO2 increase, so do the levels in the ocean. When CO2 is absorbed by seawater, a series of chemical reactions occur resulting in the increased concentration of hydrogen ions. This increase causes the seawater to become more acidic and causes carbonate ions to be relatively less abundant.

Rising Oceans

Alliance for Climate Education
Published on Apr 7, 2016

 

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