Quick Link: California’s Coast is Particularly Sensitive to Acidification

A new study published in Science finds that increasing acidity will hit the California coast especially hard, affecting the diverse marine ecosystem and the industries that rely on it.

A new high resolution computer model reveals that over the next 4 decades, rising ocean acidity will likely have profound impacts on waters off the West Coast of the United States, home to one of the world’s most diverse marine ecosystems and most important commercial fisheries. These impacts have the potential to upend the entire marine ecosystem and affect millions of people dependent upon it for food and jobs.

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