Study Confirms "All Sea Life" Will Be Affected by Acidic
congregate at Espiritu Santo, Mexico, on June 13, 2015. (Photo:
Alejandro Prieto / Barcroft Imag / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
recently published Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification report
is an eight-year-long study by more than 250 scientists investigating
the impact of increasingly acidic oceans on sea life.
chemistry of oceans has been changed by anthropogenic climate
disruption (ACD), as the oceans absorb carbon dioxide humans are
emitting into the atmosphere. Carbon dioxide produces carbonic acid,
which lowers the pH of seawater.