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Oceans–and their salt-water extensions, like Puget Sound–play an enormous role in our region’s culture and prosperity. Marine life, from oysters to king crab, have supported Northwest communities for generations. But years of addiction to fossil fuels have put them at risk. This series explores the local costs of ocean acidification –the process by which water absorbs too much carbon pollution, becoming more corrosive. These changes in our water’s basic chemistry place our complex web of marine life in jeopardy.
It’s not tomorrow’s problem; it’s happening here and now. (Photo credit: Rik_C, flickr)
Baby oysters and carbon dioxide don’t mix.
How will Northwest creatures fare in more acidic seas?
Acidified water has shown up sooner than we thought.
Why ocean acidification matters to you.