The world’s oceans are becoming more acidic through a process known as ocean acidification. Oceans have always captured and sequestered atmospheric CO2 and converted it back into oxygen through the microorganisms found in the Earth’s waters. However, as more and more CO2 has been emitted into the atmosphere, there has been a larger intake of CO2 by the oceans. This alteration to the Carbon Cycle has translated into lower pH levels for ocean waters which have decreased in acidity from 8.179 to 8.104, a change of −0.075. In summary, the reason the oceans are getting more acidic is because of global warming.
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