Monday, August 23, 2010

Ocean Acidification Threatens the Global Carbon Cycle

Plankton, the foundation of the oceanic carbon function and vital to the global carbon cycle, imperiled by ocean acidification.

Ocean acidification not only threatens coral reefs, and fish and shellfish larvae, but also plankton, the foundation of the oceanic carbon function and marine food webs.

Living healthy oceans are a crucial element of the global carbon cycle.

Only an immediate reduction in carbon emissions can prevent our oceans from continuing to become more acidic.

How Acidification Threatens Oceans from the Inside Out (Scientific American, Aug. 2010)
Carbon dioxide emissions are making the oceans more acidic, imperiling the growth and reproduction of species from plankton to squid

The "Other" Carbon Problem - Ocean Acidification (Counter Currents, Aug. 19, 2010)

World’s Marine Plankton in Peril - 40% Decline Since 1950 (Planetsave, Aug. 4, 2010)