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Ocean Acidification

The sea is helping reasonable weather switch due to its huge potential to shop CO2, in the course of the mixed activities of ocean physics, chemistry, and biology. This garage means limits the quantity of human-released CO2 ultimate within the surroundings. As CO2 reacts with seawater, it generates dramatic alterations in carbonate chemistry, together with decreases in pH and carbonate ions and a rise in bicarbonate ions. the implications of this total method, referred to as "ocean acidification", are elevating issues for the organic, ecological, and biogeochemical future health of the world's oceans, in addition to for the aptitude societal implications. This learn point textual content is the 1st to synthesize the very newest knowing of the results of ocean acidification, with the goal of informing either destiny learn agendas and marine administration coverage. A prestigious record of authors has been assembled, between them the coordinators of significant nationwide and overseas tasks on ocean acidification.

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2009; Kleypas and Yates 2009). At a US Senate hearing in April 2010, representatives of the tourism, fishing, and diving industries testified to their concern about the impact of ocean acidification on their activities. Two general examples of socio-economic risks associated with ocean acidification are briefly introduced below. The reader is referred to Chapter 13 for a thorough analysis. 1 Commercial seafood species and fisheries The potential threat of ocean acidification to the seafood industry is twofold and can be expressed in terms of: (1) direct impacts on commercially valuable species, and (2) indirect effects via perturbations to the marine food web.

2, Fig. 3), resulting in increased funding opportunities. 1). 2 Type of study The biological response to ocean acidification has dominated the publication efforts (63% of the total number of articles in the database; Fig. 2A). Articles dealing with palaeo-oceanography, modelling, biogeochemistry, and chemistry, as well as review papers, represented 13, 11, 10, 25, and 14%, respectively, of the total number of publications. The fact that several studies were allocated two or more keywords (see above) explains that the sum of the percentages exceeds 100%.

These recommendations have led to a number of research, synthesis, organizational, coordinative, and educational efforts worldwide. Several of the major international marine science programmes such as IMBER (Integrated Marine Biogeochemistry and Ecosystem Research), SOLAS (Surface OceanLower Atmosphere Study), LOICZ (Land–Ocean Interactions in the Coastal Zone), and PAGES (Past Global Changes) have developed working groups, programmes, websites, or educational resources devoted to ocean acidification.

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