A research team led by UCSB professor Gretchen Hofmann and supported by the National Science Foundation recently retrieved a sensor from Antarctic waters that will provide critical data on acidification in the remote seas. The pH decrease in Earth’s oceans is caused by too much human-produced CO2 that dissolves into the seas and wreaks havoc on marine ecosystems. “One of our central research challenges is to forecast whether species will be able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment,” Hofmann said in a prepared statement. “It is critical to obtain current measurements of pH to help understand the environment that organisms will face in the future.”
Research Teams Studying Ocean Acidification
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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