Shells Dissolve in Acidified Ocean Water

Digital Art on Metal 36" W X 24" H (includes border)

 

THE SCIENCE

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WHAT'S ALARMING

Ocean acidity has increased by 30% over the last 250 years due to absorption of emitted CO2.  Marine species such as coral, mollusks, shellfish and plankton are put at risk by the increasing acidification and warming of their habitat. Over 50 million people worldwide rely on fish as a vital source of protein and some areas have seen fish populations decline by as much as 35% during the period 1930 to 2010.*

*Seafood Supplies Diminishing as Oceans Warm, Study Finds, New York Times, Marc 3, 2019

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