Fast-Melting Ice May Contribute to Ocean Acidification

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Wei-Jun Cai, a marine chemistry expert at the University of Delaware, has made an alarming discovery: ocean acidification in the western region of the Arctic Ocean is increasing three to four times faster than elsewhere. This rapid acidification is linked to the accelerated melting of ice in the region, threatening the survival of marine life and biological processes. Cai, along with a team of international collaborators, published the first analysis of the Arctic acidification in the journal Science. To protect our planet, Cai emphasizes the importance of international collaboration and continued research to further understand the effects of climate change. Read full article here

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