What is ocean acidification?


In two thousand seven baby oysters began dying by the millions at the Whisky Creek shellfish hatchery on the. Oregon. coast. At first the owner suspected bacterial contamination was to blame once they partnered with academics in other regional managers they found out it was actually ocean acidification. Charlotte Regular Whitefield works with the Organ Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and hypoglycemia. When you burn fossil fuels release carbon dioxide co two, and that does get absorbed into our oceans and it makes the water more sick that more corrosive water can prevent marine species from properly forming shells, which can kill them the with creek shellfish hatchery learned to adapt. It now monitors the acidity of the ocean water that flows. into its tanks and has a system to adjust the PH when needed over the years it's harvest levels have returned to normal but outside of those tanks, ocean acidification threatens entire ecosystems, all the things that actually live in the ocean from the Kelp to the fish to the sea urchin are all tied to ocean acidification. So when small changes occur, these organisms are at risk and protecting them requires reducing carbon pollution.

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