Oceans Face Acid Test; Scientific Team Leads Research
Byline: Sally Williams
SCIENTISTS at a SouthWales university are to lead research to discover the impact of increased acidity in the oceans on life on Earth. The Cardiff University academics will be in charge of the pounds 12m study, investigating what consequences acidic seas will have on life this century as a result of climate change.
Professor Paul Pearson said his team would look back 55 million years, to the last time that extreme greenhouse conditions existed on Earth, to measure the acidification in the oceans during that time and the impact on marine life.
They say modern-day ocean acidification was occurring at a rate faster than had been …
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Publication information: Article title: Oceans Face Acid Test; Scientific Team Leads Research. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: South Wales Echo (Cardiff, Wales). Publication date: June 24, 2010. Page number: 22. © 2009 MGN Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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