How CO2 pollution is affecting life in the ocean

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Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 6:15pm

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Most of the news about climate change regards how it affects the atmosphere and land creatures. But we shouldn’t forget the source of life that covers nearly three-quarters of Earth’s surface: the ocean.

About a quarter to a third of all carbon dioxide emissions from our cars and factories are absorbed by the Earth’s oceans. Much of it becomes “fixed” and stored in ocean plants like seagrass. Ocean plants absorb carbon just like forests and field grasses do. But, any of the CO2 that is not fixed dissolves into the seawater, altering its chemistry. The result is ocean acidification.

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