Scientists Have Installed Ocean Acidity Sensors In Alaska

Scientists Have Installed Ocean Acidity Sensors In Alaska
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Recently, scientists have installed ocean acidity sensors in Alaska, in the Kachemak Bay, hoping they’ll discover how negatively is the ocean acidification process impacting the climate change.

Oceans’ water acidification is due to high levels of Carbon Dioxide that are absorbed by the water and leads to lowering the Ph levels. Lower Ph levels of the seawater have been proved to negatively impact on the marine animals.

The study in Kachemak Bay may reveal important data about the impact of oceans acidification

The researchers expect to gather very important data to help them fight against global warming and oceans acidification which have been recently proved to be the main culprit of marine fauna decrease in some of the world’s oceans.

Experts have already installed sensors to measure the acidification in many areas of the world’s oceans but they still don’t understand the whole process of how is the acidification of the water affecting the marine animals.

Therefore, the scientists from Alaska chose to install the acidity sensors in the Kachemak Bay and to study how is the acidification of the water affecting the organisms the inhabit the bay.

In the beginning, the researchers will collect all the possible information regarding the organisms that live in the Kachemak Bay, then, they will depict which one could be affected more by the increase in water acidity.

Oceans acidification has been proved to negatively impact on the coral reef

Oceans acidification it’s causing a massive reduction in the seawater Ph levels, thus, it affects the marine organisms’ ability to develop and maintain shells. Also, the reproduction of some fish may be affected.

Even more, just recently, a group of researchers has discovered that due to increased acidity of the oceans’ water, the coral reef may decline by the end of the year of 2,100.

Hopefully, the scientists that have installed ocean acidity sensors in Alaska, in Kachemak Bay, will eventually reveal precious information to come up with new methods of protection against oceans acidification.


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