New satellite reveals places on Earth most at risk from ocean acidification

February 17, 2015 4:51 PM

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New satellite reveals places on Earth most at risk from ocean acidification

is helping scientists monitor how the world's oceans are changing in response to human pressures. As the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises, images beamed back from space show where it's being absorbed into the oceans, making them more acidic.

Ocean acidification is a serious but often overlooked concern facing the world's oceans and the shellfish, corals and other creatures that reside in them, say the researchers.

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