Ocean Acidification

ocean acidification

Ocean Acidification: What is it?

Ocean acidification is a process in which seawater's pH decreases due to carbon dioxide (CO2) absorption from the atmosphere. Since the Industrial Revolution, the ocean has absorbed approximately 30% of the CO2 released into the atmosphere, decreasing pH by about 0.1 units. This may not sound like much, but it represents a 30% increase in…