18 Aug '11, 11am

The great oyster crash

The great oyster crash

It was the breakthrough Whiskey Creek's operators had been waiting for. The culprit behind their die-offs, it turned out, was part of a much bigger change in oceans around the world. Called "ocean acidification ," it results from too much carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The sea is the world's great carbon sink, holding about 50 times as much of the element as the air. Phytoplankton at the ocean's surface absorb carbon dioxide for photosynthesis, and when the tiny plants die, they sink and decompose, releasing CO2 into the water column. Dissolved CO2 forms carbonic acid, the same weak acid that gives soda water its tang. Cold water can hold more CO2, so the frigid waters at the ocean bottom are more carbon-saturated, and more acidic, than the warmer surface water above.

Full article: http://www.grist.org/food/2011-08-17-the-great-oyster-crash

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