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The world's shellfish are under threat as our oceans become more acidic

Citation
Fitzer S (2019) The world's shellfish are under threat as our oceans become more acidic. The Conversation. 28.01.2019. https://theconversation.com/the-worlds-shellfish-are-under-threat-as-our-oceans-become-more-acidic-103868

Abstract
First paragraph: For the past few million years the world’s oceans have existed in a slightly alkaline state, with an average pH of 8.2. Now, with carbon emissions escalating, there is more CO₂ in the world’s atmosphere. This dissolves in the oceans, altering the chemistry of the seawater by lowering the pH and making it more acidic – up to 30% more in the past 200 years. This growing acidification of the oceans is becoming a serious problem for the production of shellfish around the world.

Keywords
Carbon emissions; Scotland; shellfish; ocean acidification;

Type of mediaThe Conversation
StatusPublished
Author(s)Fitzer, Susan
FundersNatural Environment Research Council
Publication date28/01/2019
URLhttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/28715
Related URLshttps://theconversation.com/…re-acidic-103868
Place of publicationLondon
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