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SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA--Drop a tooth in a can of carbonated soda, and it will eventually dissolve. That's because the carbon dioxide that makes the beverage bubbly also makes it acidic. The same thing is happening with the world's oceans as they take up CO2 released by the burning of fossil fuels. A research cruise through the Pacific Ocean has revealed just how much more acidic the ocean has become over the last 15 years, confirming the predictions of computer models.