Ocean Acidification: More than just a sour taste (pt.2)

Acidification of our oceans is having, and will have, many impacts on marine ecosystems and processes. As mentioned at the end of part 1, excess atmospheric carbon dioxide moves into the ocean to restore the equilibrium, or balance, between the two. This occurs through a reaction that forms carbonic acid, as seen below, the Hydrogen … More Ocean Acidification: More than just a sour taste (pt.2)

Ocean Acidification- More than just a sour taste (pt.1)

Ocean acidification is becoming an increasingly prevalent problem- the current rate of acidification is 0.1pH per century. This affects many aspects of Earth’s natural systems- marine ecosystems, global climate cycles, and even the geology and geography of the Earth.   While a serious problem, the mechanism behind it is relatively straightforward: Ocean acidification is a … More Ocean Acidification- More than just a sour taste (pt.1)