Ocean Acidification: Carbon Dioxide Makes Life Difficult for Algae

ScienceDaily (May 10, 2011) (also posted on the EPOCA blog)


The acidification of the world’s oceans could have major consequences for the marine environment. New research shows that coccoliths, which are an important part of the marine environment, dissolve when seawater acidifies. …
“These findings underscore that the acidification of the oceans is a serious problem. The acidification has enormous consequences not only for coccoliths, but also for many other marine organisms as well as the global carbon cycle,” explains Katherine Richardson, professor of biological oceanography and vice dean at the Faculty of Science at the University of Copenhagen.
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