acidification


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acidification

[ə‚sid·ə·fə′kā·shən]
(chemistry)
Addition of an acid to a solution until the pH falls below 7.
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The results revealed the presence of distinct microbial taxa associated with the pH 8.1 (normal) and pH 7.38 (acidification) samples after 168 h of exposure (Fig.
"I was looking at skate embryos that live off the coast here in New England, and studying the effect of developmental acclimatization to ocean acidification on their physiology and behavior.
There are several studies that show the threats posed by ocean acidification in terms of habitat degradation and a loss of biodiversity.
Acidification in nutrient-rich coastal seas such as the Baltic Sea is very hard to detect.
Working with co-author Roy Pea, the David Jacks Professor of Education and director of Stanford's Human-Sciences and Technologies Advanced Research Institute, Bailenson and his team brought the Stanford Ocean Acidification Experience to more than 270 high school students, college students and adults.
In addition to expressing the ocean acidification research theme within the painting, the chemical presence of these non-traditional elements is likely to compromise the quality of the paper and artwork over time.
It involved teams of SCUBA divers who carried out investigations along underwater CO2 gradients created by volcanic seeps, recording how the fauna and flora respond to seawater acidification.
Crustacean and gastropod assemblages in areas exposed to chronic acidification are similar to those exposed to episodic acidification, with the exception of the gastropod Bembicium auratum, which was at least twice as abundant in areas with low exposure to acidification than in areas with high exposure (Amaral et al.
The reduced ability, they found, was caused directly from the increase in pC[O.sub.2], rather than from the indirect acidification of the water.
Ocean acidification and warming reduce the survival rates of the young stages of some fish such as cod, which could reduce fish stocks and hit fisheries, the researchers warn.
Between bleaching and ocean acidification, corals are in danger.
Warming ocean temperatures, acidification contribute to 90 percent bleaching event for the Great Barrier Reef, harming marine life and protection for shore