Ocean Acidification Research Paper

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Ocean Acidification My report is going to be on Ocean Acidification. “Ocean acidification refers to a reduction in the pH of the ocean over an extended period time, caused primarily by uptake of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere” (NOAA, 2014). Carbon dioxide (CO2) plays a major role in ocean acidification due to high solubility of gas in the water. These gases can be from different elements, such as Ar-Argon, He-Helium, CO-Carbon Monoxide, C2H6 –Ethane, N2 – Nitrogen, and more. Unfortunately, the gas, carbon dioxide (CO2) causes worries for a Professor named Cai, who works for the Department of Marine Science of University of Georgia (Piccirillo PhD, 2011). At this point in time, Professor Cai knows that carbon dioxide (CO2) could dissolve…show more content…
The main cause of acidification in the oceans is global warming. “Global warming is an increase in the earth’s atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution” (Merriam-Webster, 2015). Unfortunately, something such as this can have a drastic impact on the fishing and tourism industries. These businesses would be affected due to the fact that individuals purchase fish products. If by chance the fish produce is damaged, these businesses can lose profits quickly. Then if you look at it at another angle, and the product is sold to a customer, which can cause them to be ill or worst would be a huge downfall for the establishment. For instants, the company reputation can be ruined or a lawsuit can be filed against the…show more content…
The animals and some companies take a huge hit from contaminated waters every day. This is why there are many scientists who wants to reduce acidification for the safety of the ocean animals, and some business owners. “The scientists called for intense efforts to research the problem, evaluate its impacts and cut emissions drastically to help curb the problem” (Kennedy, 2015). Scientists noticed that “70% of global CO2 emissions are produced within city limits” (NOAA). So, if each city official governor joins a program called C40 Cities Global Leadership, they can help reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) in the oceans. Furthermore, the governor of each location would have the upper-hand in changing the unexpected, protecting the ocean animals and stopping ocean acidification. Once ocean acidification is stopped, it would improve the marine ecosystem. Animals would be able to continue growing with the progress of their food chain steady climbing. Then human-beings would be able to sell or serve their fish products to individuals without worrying about unsafety issues arousing. This is why scientists believe it is critical for individuals to understand the importance of how ocean acidification can affect their daily lives and the lives of other living

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