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Ocean Acidification Is Worse Than It’s Been for 300 Million Years

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posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 09:50 PM
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Now this could be bad some people don't realize how fragile this planet really is. We could end up destroying a large amount of ocean life. Well I'l let you read the article and see for yourself, basically goes over how the amount of carbon dioxide being produced is causing the overall level of pH in the waters to drop. This could literally cause coral reefs to dissolve.




posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:13 PM
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This is one of the scariest things going on right now and no one really understands the implications of it.
Ocean acidity Is responsible for the biggest extinction events of our planet 300 million yrs ago oceans without oxygen Probably responsible for the mass fish deaths that have been happening recently



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:23 PM
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Could under water volcanoes be playing a big part in all this as I'm sure they are expelling a heap of "natural pollution".



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 10:26 PM
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Originally posted by leawyoming
This is one of the scariest things going on right now and no one really understands the implications of it.
Ocean acidity Is responsible for the biggest extinction events of our planet 300 million yrs ago oceans without oxygen Probably responsible for the mass fish deaths that have been happening recently


More like the increase in acidity will decrease enzymatic activity and cause death. Not so much a lack of oxygen as a lack of ability to transport and use it.



posted on Mar, 2 2012 @ 11:13 PM
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it causes hypoxia in areas usually near the coast where the water doesn't circulate as well and yes volcanoes usually the culprit, last time it was caused by siberian traps it cripples the ecosystem thats why theres been an invasion of jellyfish in many regions they love acidic waters look at the waters in japan its takin a toll on the commercial fishermen
edit on 2-3-2012 by leawyoming because: (no reason given)





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