Ocean acidification could mean trouble for Alaska

July 29, 2014 11:59 PM

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Ocean acidification could mean trouble for Alaska

A new study led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has found that ocean acidification is wiping out the Alaskan king crab. In turn, this could lead to problems for Alaskan fisheries and the communities around them.

According to the study, ocean acidification, which is believed to be a product of the water’s abortion of carbon dioxide released by cars, power plants, and other sources, is having negative affects on the Alaskan king crab. It makes it harder for red king crabs and other mollusks to build skeletons...

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