Oceans’ acidity rate is soaring, claims study

February 15, 2010

The rate of ocean acidification is up to 10 times faster now than it was 55 million years ago, when dinosaurs inhabited the Earth. The oceans are predicted to become so acidic that they will soon become uninhabitable for many types of organisms, especially deep seafloor varieties that are vital in the marine food chain. The accelerated acidification is attributed to increased carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere. Read the full story in The Independent.