Tuesday, January 20, 2009

New Study on Ocean Acid Levels

Previously I have posted about the acidification of our oceans, so I thought I would share a new study, published in the academic journal Science and financed by the U.K. Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The Royal Society, the U.S. National Science Foundation, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, United Nations Environmental Program, the Pew Charitable Trust and the U.K. Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

This study finds that calcium carbonate crystals, produced by bony fish to dispose of the excess calcium ingested through seawater, contribute to maintaining ocean alkalinity when these crystals are excreted and dissolved in the ocean.

This study gives us just one more reason to try to keep our oceans full of healthy fish!

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