Volcanic carbon dioxide vents show ecosystem effects of ocean acidification

  title={Volcanic carbon dioxide vents show ecosystem effects of ocean acidification},
  author={J. Hall-Spencer and R. Rodolfo-Metalpa and S. Martin and E. Ransome and M. Fine and S. Turner and Sonia J. Rowley and D. Tedesco and Maria-Cristina Buia},
  • J. Hall-Spencer, R. Rodolfo-Metalpa, +6 authors Maria-Cristina Buia
  • Published 2008
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Nature
  • The atmospheric partial pressure of carbon dioxide (pCO2) will almost certainly be double that of pre-industrial levels by 2100 and will be considerably higher than at any time during the past few million years. The oceans are a principal sink for anthropogenic CO2 where it is estimated to have caused a 30% increase in the concentration of H+ in ocean surface waters since the early 1900s and may lead to a drop in seawater pH of up to 0.5 units by 2100 (refs 2, 3). Our understanding of how… CONTINUE READING
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