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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At a time when partisanship is at an all-time high, this bipartisan group of Senators have joined together to introduce legislation that would help our nations coastal communities better understand and respond to the impacts associated with ocean acidification, said Sarah Cooley, Director of the Ocean Acidification Program at Ocean Conservancy.
And while many species could withstand ocean acidification, they may not be able to if they are exposed to other problems such as warming seas, excess nutrients from agricultural runoff and pollution.
Meanwhile, the spokesperson Mohammad Saleem said further that the climate change minister Mushahidullah Khan along with other members of the global community would press upon the world leaders during the conference to roll out a actionable framework to cope with various human-caused threats to the oceans, particularly global warming its resultant effects such as acidification, rising sea level and bleaching of coral reefs.
The decrease in pH, called ocean acidification, is caused by burning of fossil fuels, which leads to more carbon entering the oceans initiating chemical reactions that reduce seawater pH (Sabine et al.
That could have severe economic and social consequences, as acidification ultimately affects the food chain.
Acidification activity and acidification rate: The isolates were grown in appropriate broth: MRS (Lactobacillus) and TSB (Carnobacterium) at 30C for 24 h.
Last week, a panel of 20 scientists from across the West Coast, including five from Oregon, released a report on recommended actions on ocean acidification.
Ocean acidification has been identified as a significant risk likely to affect the entire marine ecosystem.
That is the restoration side, but there is also the research side that I find so fascinating, and working with the ocean acidification lab and just seeing how a tiny amount of ocean acidification--a major threat to coral reefs driven by increases in manmade carbon dioxide can change the health of corals.
Known as ocean acidification, this process makes it difficult for shellfish, corals and other marine organisms to grow, reproduce and build their shells and skeletons.
The data was used to validate a predictive model for the region that calculates the change over time in the amount of calcium and carbonate ions dissolved in seawater, an important indicator of ocean acidification.
The Chesapeake Bay Oyster is now potentially entering its newest fight in what could prove to be an epic battle against ocean acidification.