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uh si duh fuh kay shuhn

  • n  the process of becoming acid or being converted into an acid

  • These diseases are caused by acidosis acidification of the body lack of minerals, especially calcium.
  • The researchers who gather there, mainly from universities, are studying rising sea levels, changes in species diversity and the effects of ocean acidification on submerged reefs.
  • Overfishing and acidification of the oceans are threatening marine species as diverse as the bluefin tuna and reef-forming corals.
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  • Ocean acidification pushing young oysters into 'death race'
    Scientists have long known that ocean acidification is leading to a decline in Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in the U.S.'s Pacific Northwest region, but a new study in the American Geophysical Union shows exactly how the change is undercutting populations of these economically-important molluscs. Caused by carbon dioxide emissions, ocean acidification changes the very chemistry of marine ...
    June 12, 2013 - Environmental News Network
  • Rapid adaptation is purple sea urchins' weapon against ocean acidification
    In the race against climate change and ocean acidification, some sea urchins may still have a few tricks up their spiny sleeves, suggesting that adaptation will likely play a large role for the sea creatures as the carbon content of the ocean increases.
    June 12, 2013 - Science Daily
  • Study: Ocean acidification killing oysters by inhibiting shell formation
    CORVALLIS – For the past several years, the Pacific Northwest oyster industry has struggled with significant losses due to ocean acidification as oyster larvae encountered mortality rates sufficient to make production non-economically feasible.
    June 11, 2013 - Albany Democrat-Herald

  • Ban Ki-moon in Xinhua
    Ban added that "increased sea temperatures, sea-level rise and ocean acidification caused by climate change pose a further threat to marine life, coastal and island communities and national economies."
  • Penny Wong in Wall Street Journal
    Sea-level rise, more intense cyclones and ocean acidification will potentially increase the capital and operating costs of ports quite significantly by mid century,Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong said in a statement....
  • Jay Inslee in Seattle Times
    There are people who still want to argue about climate change. Let them have that argument, but there's no argument about ocean acidification,Inslee said afterward.

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