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Ocean Acidification: From Knowledge to Action, Washington State’s Strategic Response

Publication number Date Published
12-01-015 November 2012
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Author(s) Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification
Description Washington State’s Strategic Response to the developing problem of ocean acidification. Today’s ocean acidification is important not only for the amount of change that has occurred thus far but also for how quickly it is happening. The current rate of acidification is nearly ten times faster than any time in the past 50 million years, outpacing the ocean’s capacity to restore oceanic pH and carbonate chemistry. The rapid pace of change also gives marine organisms, marine ecosystems, and humans less time to adapt, evolve, or otherwise adjust to the changing circumstances.
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Keywords ocean acidification, marine waters, shellfish, aquatic ecosystem
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