Warming Waters, Acidity Changing NE Ecosystems
March 14, 2013
Portland Press Herald: Humans are dumping so much carbon dioxide into the oceans so fast that seawater—even in the Gulf of Maine—is getting warmer and more acidic, according to marine and climate researchers.
Scientists aren’t sure yet how the trend, which is believed to be tied to human-induced climate change, will affect ocean life in the gulf. But there is rising concern—especially among fishermen—that changes in the ocean ecosystem could severely damage some of the fisheries that are the backbone of the region’s seafood industry.
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