9/26/2014 0 Comments
This was originally published on Climate.gov
Ocean acidification, the process by which ocean water acidifies as it absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, is changing ocean waters vital to Alaska’s fisheries—an industry that supports more than 100,000 jobs and generates more than $5 billion in annual revenue. According to a new study published in Progress in Oceanography, many of Alaska’s economically and nutritionally valuable marine fisheries are expected to face significant stress as atmospheric carbon dioxide levels continue to climb.
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