Global Ocean Acidity Revealed in New Maps

February 17, 2015 3:00 PM

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Global Ocean Acidity Revealed in New Maps

A global look at ocean pH reveals that the water is more alkaline (basic) in the open ocean than in many coastal regions. The more alkaline the water is, the better poised it is to resist ocean acidification.

Ocean acidification can now be seen from space, highlighting an ongoing danger of climate change and revealing the regions most at risk.

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