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Ocean acidificatin in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific

Show simple item record Brodland, Melissa L. 2012-08-24T16:07:29Z 2012-08-24T16:07:29Z 2012-06
dc.description Senior thesis written for Oceanography 444 en_US
dc.description.abstract [Author's Abstract] The oceanic water south of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico is an oxygen minimum zone (OMZ.) OMZs lead to greater concentrations of carbon dioxide in the water. The OMZ near Cabo is expanding, causing an increase in CO2 concentrations and a steadily declining pH in the region. As oceanic pH continues to decline, the water undergoes ocean acidification, causing calcium carbonate (CaCO3) shelled organisms to have increased difficulty forming their shells. In the data collected from the ETNP in late March, 2012, the pH ranged from 7.49 off the coast of San Diego, CA to 7.39 near the center of the OMZ at a depth of 800 meters. More data collection in this region is required to gain an appropriate overview of the effects of ocean acidification on the ecosystem as a whole en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Proceedings from the University of Washington School of Oceanography Senior Thesis, Academic Year 2011-2012;
dc.subject Oceanic acidification en_US
dc.subject Chemical oceanography--Eastern Tropical North Pacific en_US
dc.title Ocean acidificatin in the Eastern Tropical North Pacific en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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