Study: Oceans becoming more acidic
- Study: Oceans becoming more acidic
Australian scientists are warning the world's oceans are becoming more
acidic as they absorb more carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
Australia's Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research
Organization and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystem Cooperative
Research Center have been collecting and analyzing water samples from
the Southern Ocean.
They have found the level of carbon dioxide in the ocean has increased
50 percent over 100 years and predict it will double again during the
next 50 years, the Australian Broadcasting Corp. reported Thursday.
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