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ScienceDaily.com – Oceans Reveal Further Impacts of Climate Change

Posted by fariday on February 8, 2010


Here is something I found on ScienceDaily.com on polluted oceans. It seems, based on recent reasearches, the oceans are getting more acidic with pH levels rising due to harmful gases, such as carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide, polluting the sea water as well as the air through global warming. This is endangering marine life as well as cutting off dozens of their food chains which, if care is not taken, might rapidly lead to extinction.

ScienceDaily (Feb. 5, 2010) — The increasing acidity of the world’s oceans — and that acidity’s growing threat to marine species — are definitive proof that the atmospheric carbon dioxide that is causing climate change is also negatively affecting the marine environment, says Antarctic marine biologist Jim McClintock, Ph.D., professor in the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Department of Biology.”The oceans are a sink for the carbon dioxide that is released into the atmosphere,” says McClintock, who has spent more than two decades researching the marine species off the coast of Antarctica. Carbon dioxide is absorbed by oceans, and through a chemical process hydrogen ions are released to make seawater more acidic.

I also found an entertaining geography quiz that might prove rather interesting. Enjoy! http://geography.about.com/library/quiz/020110/blquiz020110.htm

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One Response to “ScienceDaily.com – Oceans Reveal Further Impacts of Climate Change”

  1. Lindy said

    well done – thanks for that

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