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    Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    10 million scallops that died in the waters off Vancouver Island were the victims of a falling pH. level in the ocean. The pH. has fallen a full point, from 8.2 to 7.2 and the more acidic water means the shellfish can't properly form shells.

    Acidic water blamed for West Coast scallop die-off

    "Oyster die-offs in Washington state and Oregon dating back a decade have also been linked by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers to acidification and rising carbon dioxide levels."
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    Re: Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    10 million scallops that died in the waters off Vancouver Island were the victims of a falling pH. level in the ocean. The pH. has fallen a full point, from 8.2 to 7.2 and the more acidic water means the shellfish can't properly form shells.

    Acidic water blamed for West Coast scallop die-off

    "Oyster die-offs in Washington state and Oregon dating back a decade have also been linked by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers to acidification and rising carbon dioxide levels."
    This is a natural scenario to "eschew obfuscation" because this CO2 thing is so friggin' absurd and I'm sure of that because myriad conservative posters have eschewed prognostications and scientific data to corroborate events of this nature. To think that all that CO2 can do sumpin' besides AGW. Boggles the senses, turn off the mind.

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    Re: Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    This is a natural scenario to "eschew obfuscation" because this CO2 thing is so friggin' absurd and I'm sure of that because myriad conservative posters have eschewed prognostications and scientific data to corroborate events of this nature. To think that all that CO2 can do sumpin' besides AGW. Boggles the senses, turn off the mind.
    I never worried about this issue, just figured all we're doing is putting all that carbon back where it came from anyway, but a full point on the pH scale? Who knows what that means.
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    Re: Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    Pity. Scallops is tasty creatures.

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    Re: Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    10 million scallops that died in the waters off Vancouver Island were the victims of a falling pH. level in the ocean. The pH. has fallen a full point, from 8.2 to 7.2 and the more acidic water means the shellfish can't properly form shells.

    Acidic water blamed for West Coast scallop die-off

    "Oyster die-offs in Washington state and Oregon dating back a decade have also been linked by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers to acidification and rising carbon dioxide levels."
    Now I have to pay even more for scallops? A travesty for sure

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    Re: Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    10 million scallops that died in the waters off Vancouver Island were the victims of a falling pH. level in the ocean. The pH. has fallen a full point, from 8.2 to 7.2 and the more acidic water means the shellfish can't properly form shells.

    Acidic water blamed for West Coast scallop die-off

    "Oyster die-offs in Washington state and Oregon dating back a decade have also been linked by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers to acidification and rising carbon dioxide levels."

    Changes in the jet stream and glacier ice melting into the ocean can cause an increase in the ocean's acidity.

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    Re: Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    The #1 environmental issue is not temperature or climate change. It is our oceans and for many reasons.

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    Re: Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Changes in the jet stream and glacier ice melting into the ocean can cause an increase in the ocean's acidity.
    Uh, could you go a little further with that?

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    Re: Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Uh, could you go a little further with that?

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    Here's some information....

    Scientists are trying to understand if the unusual weather in the Northern Hemisphere this winter — from record heat in Alaska to unprecedented flooding in Britain — is linked to climate change. One thing seems clear: Shifts in the jet stream play a key role and could become even more disruptive as the world warms....read
    Is Weird Winter Weather Related to Climate Change? by Fred Pearce: Yale Environment 360

    Warming Arctic May Be Causing Jet Stream To Lose Its Way : The Two-Way : NPR





    http://www.neaq.org/conservation_and...ceans.php#acid

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    Re: Acidic ocean blamed for scallop die-off

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Changes in the jet stream and glacier ice melting into the ocean can cause an increase in the ocean's acidity.
    No they can't. Jet stream has nothing to do with it, and glaciers are generally alkaline. Ocean acidification is due to an increase in CO2 absorption.
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