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May 30, 2017

Climate researchers have found that the ocean absorbs about 25% to 30% of the carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from smokestacks and tailpipes. When this excess carbon dioxide mixes with water, it can make the water more acidic. This is called ocean acidification. More excess carbon dioxide can end… Read more

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MOCA is on the Move

March 29, 2017

With increasing research showing that coastal acidification is a threat to Casco Bay, here’s what we’re doing about it. Why do scientists and sea farmers worry about acidifying seawater? Studies by researcher Dr. Mark Green and oyster grower Bill Mook have found that increasing the acidity of seawater can stress… Read more

Creating a Coalition to Work on Ocean Acidification

March 7, 2016

In January 2015, the Maine Ocean Acidification Study Commission submitted its report to the Maine Legislature, cataloguing actions to protect our marine resources from the effects of ocean acidification. A key recommendation was to establish an on-going Ocean Acidification Council to monitor research and measures taken to address ocean acidification.… Read more