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International team reports ocean acidification spreading rapidly in Arctic Ocean in area and depth

Feb 27, 2017 — Karen Roberts for UDaily — Ocean acidification (OA) is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, according to new interdisciplinary research reported in Nature Climate Change by a team of international collaborators, including University of Delaware professor Wei-Jun Cai.

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Suquamish build resilience to ocean acidification through education

Jan 17, 2017 — Paul Williams for the U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit — Changing ocean chemistry could have a disastrous impact on shellfish and fisheries in Puget Sound. The Suquamish Tribe is working with partners to inform the public about this problem while they elicit support for research and monitoring the issue.

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Study finds increased ocean acidification due to human activities

Sep 9, 2016 — Jennifer Chu for MIT News Office — More anthropogenic carbon in the northeast Pacific means weaker shells for many marine species.

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Rising sea levels are forcing an indigenous tribe from home and could be an example of the future

Jul 12, 2016 — Molly Peterson for Public Radio International — Leaders of the indigenous tribe from Louisiana’s Isle de Jean Charles say they want to help other low-lying communities around the world cope with sea level rise.

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Ocean’s rising acidification dissolves shellfish that coastal tribes depend on

Aug 14, 2014 — Terri Hansen for Indian Country Today — The ocean’s acidity is rising and dissolving seashells, which could spell doom for Northwest tribes’ way of life as well as their livelihood in the shellfish industry and sustenance harvesting.

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Acidic ocean hits the Pacific Northwest

Mar 25, 2013 — Eric Niller for Chemical & Engineering News — Changes in ocean chemistry threaten Washington state’s Makah tribe as well as the region’s shellfish industry.