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Rapidly Acidifying Arctic Ocean Threatens Species
Parts of the Arctic Ocean within the next 10 years could reach levels of ocean acidification that would threaten the ability of marine animals to form shells, new research suggests.
‘The Blob,’ Domoic Acid: Extremely Poisonous Toxic Bloom Poses Serious Threat To West Coast
NOAA has warned communities on North America’s west coast that a deadly algae bloom releasing the toxin domoic acid has reached levels higher than ever recorded.
Acidity Levels in Chukchi and Beaufort Seas Could Reach Threatening Levels by 2030
Rising levels of acidity in oceans is a direct result of increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere and over the course of next few decades acidity levels in Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build their shells.
Beaufort Sea Acidifying
New research suggests that Canada's Beaufort Sea is becoming acidic at a faster rate than any other ocean in the world.
Ocean Acidification Could Corrode The Outer Shells Of Molluscs By 2030
Scientists are reporting that ocean acidification is causing calcium based sea creatures such as molluscs, starfish and corals to lose their outer shells.