Experiment Probes the Future of Our Acidifying Oceans

In a Swedish fjord, European researchers are conducting an ambitious experiment aimed at better understanding how ocean acidification will affect marine life. Ultimately, these scientists hope to determine which species might win and which might lose in a more acidic ocean. READ MORE

 

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Researchers at the site of one of the project's "mesocosms," each of which is more than 60 feet deep and contains 15,000 gallons of seawater. Half of the mesocosms will have a pH of 7.8, an acidic level at which many shelled organisms dissolve. The European researchers are attempting to gauge the impact of ocean acidification on marine life, which could be profound if soaring CO2 levels in the atmosphere — and the resulting acidification of the seas — are not brought under control. (Photo by Ulf Riebesell/GEOMAR)

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