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Press Release 13-148

Ocean acidification: Making new discoveries through National Science Foundation research grants

Acidifying marine ecosystems of increasing concern

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Photo of anemones and symbiotic algae.

NSF awardees will study how ocean acidification affects anemones and symbiotic algae.

Credit: NOAA


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NSF Ocean Sciences Division Director David Conover answers questions about ocean acidification.

Credit: NSF

 

Join scientists studying ocean acidification aboard the research vessel Oceanus.

Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

 

Photo of coral reef and fish

Decreased ocean pH will affect coral reef habitats and the organisms that call them home.

Credit: NOAA


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Encrusting red algae

Encrusting red algae are likely to be affected by ocean acidification.

Credit: NOAA


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floating marine snail

Ocean acidification harms the shells of floating marine snails called pteropods.

Credit: NOAA


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Organisms in estuaries, where rivers meet the seas, are affected by ocean acidification.

Organisms in estuaries, where rivers meet the seas, are affected by ocean acidification.

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diatoms, marine phytoplankton

Marine phytoplankton such as diatoms may evolve in acidified conditions.

Credit: California Academy of Sciences


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