You may have been hearing all the hullabaloo over ‘ocean acidification.’ Sure sounds frightening [visions of a melting Wicked Witch of the West], but no CAP, the oceans are not turning to acid. Still, it is a very scary possibility nonetheless… So what’s really going on just beneath the surface?
Ocean acidification means that the pH of oceans is becoming less basic because of us. Really. Now I know what you’re thinking and sure… oceans are pretty big. But the truth is, yes, our actions do indeed have a real impact in the marine realm.