Jordan Pellegrini & Jaclyn Kresta

Effect on Organisms

Acidosis is an increased acidity in the blood and other body tissue

This is said to occur when arterial pH falls below 7.35, while its counterpart (alkalosis) occurs at a pH over 7.45

The rate of cellular metabolic activity affects and, at the same time, is affected by the pH of the body fluids

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Effect on the oceans

As the air's CO2 content rises in response to ever-increasing CO2 emissions, and as more and more carbon dioxide therefore dissolves in the surface waters of the world's oceans, the pH values of the planet's oceanic waters should be gradually dropping.

Ocean acidification will cause great harm -- and possibly death -- to marine life in the decades and centuries to come

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