Acidification of the Oceans

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Chemical reactions that occur when CO2 reacts with seawater in ways that reduce seawater pH, carbonate ion concentration and saturation states of biologically important calcium carbonate minerals.

See: Planetary Boundaries

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NOAA: Ocean acidification
NOAA: What is Ocean Acidification?
Smithsonian: Ocean Acidification
Nature Education: Ocean Acidification
IUCN Issues Brief