16 Mar '17, 3pm

Large section of Arctic Ocean is six times more acidic than 20 years ago

Large section of Arctic Ocean is six times more acidic than 20 years ago

13 scientists from institutions in China, Sweden, and the United States scrutinized data from the 1990’s up through 2010 to see how acidification has escalated in the Arctic Ocean, and they found both area and depth of acidified waters spread. Acidity in the area is six times greater than it was 20 years ago. Paper co-author Wei-Jun Cai of the University of Delaware said in a statement, “The Arctic Ocean is the first ocean where we see such a rapid and large-scale increase in acidification, at least twice as fast as that observed in the Pacific or Atlantic oceans.” The journal Nature Climate Change published their research online

Full article: http://inhabitat.com/large-section-of-arctic-ocean-is-six...

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