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Ocean Acidification Increase

Ocean acidification—driven directly by rising carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere—is progressing steadily and measurably and is already taking a toll on sea life. Acidification is having a significant impact on the chemical composition of seawater, especially in colder basins like the Arctic where CO2 dissolves more readily. This change in ocean chemistry is threatening the healthy development of many marine species, and poses risks to humans who depend on oceans for their livelihoods.

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