One practical way to avoid ocean acidification is by simply reducing our emissions of carbon dioxide.
Thankfully, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory (PMEL) have scientists that carry out many types of investigations in the ocean and atmosphere. Their Carbon Dioxide (CO2) program at PMEL, in Seattle, Washington, researches the ocean carbon cycle in most major ocean basins. Of course, that also includes the ocean’s acidity level–a.k.a. ocean acidification.
One of the first proposed solutions to ocean acidification was iron fertilization, which would stimulate phytoplankton growth and thus drawing carbon out of the atmosphere and into the ocean. However, research has shown varying results and has been embraced as a solution to the reversal of ocean acidification. As already stated, reducing carbon emissions is the best way to decrease ocean acidification. However this research is very interesting, and is definitely one proposed solution.
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