Other topics include the world ocean silica cycle, the global distribution and dynamics of chromophoric dissolved organic matter, and ocean acidification and coral reefs.
What does OA stand for?
OA stands for Ocean Acidification (marine pollution problem)
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Today, she's the manager of Mote's Ocean Acidification Program, which studies the effects of the ocean's increasing add levels on different organisms, especially coral reefs and the animals that live on and around them.
The only way to stop ocean acidification is to reduce our CO2 emissions, noted Toby Tyrrell of the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK.
But this upwelling means those waters tend to be naturally more acidic, making them especially vulnerable to ocean acidification.
That chemical change is called ocean acidification and the impacts on shellfish are only the beginning.
Porites grew 14 percent slower in 2005 than in 1990, a slowdown blamed on both warming waters and ocean acidification linked to rising carbon dioxide.
The seas absorb some 25% of carbon dioxide polluting the atmosphere, a process called ocean acidification.
However, continued ocean acidification is causing many parts of the ocean to become undersaturated with these minerals, which is likely to affect the ability of some organisms to produce and maintain their shells," adds NOAA.