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Carbon Dioxide and pH Balance

Posted by on November 13, 2012
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Bob Ward

Fiction author with a zest for adventure travel. Blogs, tweets, videos, and pins for research and fun. He also hosts Ward's Adventure Travel Research & Trip Journal, a weekly podcast available on EFN, iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and more.

Excessive carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is largely absorbed by the worlds oceans.

This changes the pH balance in the water.

Anyone with a fish tank knows what happens when the pH balance goes awry.

I’m also posting this under conservation, but I was first clued into this issue because of something called coral bleaching.

In addition to more acidic oceans, the temperature is increasing dramatically due to global warming. This is also partly to blame for the wide destruction and disappearance of coral reefs, which some researchers predict will be wiped out entirely by 2050.

NFW article

Wikipedia

Coral Reefs May Be Gone By 2050: Study

Is the End in Sight for The World’s Coral Reefs?

If you enjoy SCUBA diving, you probably care about coral reefs.

If you enjoy Finding Nemo, you probably care about coral reefs.

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