30 Mar '12, 5pm

Ocean acidification from Antarctica to Mount Vesuvius — Where do we go from here?

Ocean acidification from Antarctica to Mount Vesuvius — Where do we go from here?

For example, one of the clearest results coming from laboratory work on single species is that ocean acidification will harm calcifying organisms. Using data from the Puget Sound ecosystem, Busch completed models for three levels of decreased productivity for calcifying organisms: five, 15 and 25 per cent declines. She asked, "What happens to other animals when the productivity of calcifiers is decreased to these levels?" The graph shows what her models predicted for a timeframe of 50 years at the 15 per cent decline in calcifier productivity. Although the graph is complex (as are the modelling methodologies from which they are derived), the key point to note here is this: There will be clear winners and clear losers. In this scenario, organisms like crabs and shrimp will experience a drastic decrease in overall biomass, whereas some fish species like ling cod and flat fis...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/healthy-oceans-blog/2012...

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