NOAA ship Fairweather to take acid trip with ENGO’s – setting sail Monday (July 29) on a monthlong research cruise off the U.S. and Canadian West Coast

msThe world’s oceans are 30 percent more acidic than they were before the Industrial Revolution, scientists estimate. This cruise follows up on a similar effort in 2007 that supplied “jaw-dropping” data on how much ocean acidification was hurting oysters, said Brad Warren, director of the Global Ocean Health Partnership, at a news conference today (July 25). (The partnership is an alliance of governments, private groups and international organizations.) [email protected]

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