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Local factors cause dramatic spikes in coastal ocean acidity
December 23, 2013
This material is available primarily for archival purposes. Telephone numbers or other contact information may be out of date; please see current contact information at media contacts.Seawater samples collected weekly for a year and on a daily and hourly basis for shorter periods from the marine estuary Beaufort Inlet, N.C. were used to track changes in pH and dissolved inorganic carbon. Short-term variability in acidity over one year exceeds 100-year global predictions for the ocean as a whole and may already be exerting added pressure on some of the estuary's organisms, particularly shelled organisms.Full Story
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