Ocean Acidification as a Risk.docx

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Ocean Acidification as a Risk This refers to a reduction of pH in the acid direction over time due to an increased amount of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere. This CO2 comes from an increase in the amount of fossil fuels that are burnt and released into the atmosphere. This causes an increase in the amount of hydrogen ions which leads to acidic water, with less carbonate ions. Carbonate can be found in coral and seashells. A decrease due to acidity will affect organisms like shell fish, sea urchins, plankton, and corals. An increase in acidity will also affect biodiversity of fish, shellfish, and other natural predators.
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