Ocean Acidification
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Ocean Acidification

Test your knowledge on ocean acidification and its impact on marine life in this quiz. Learn about the effects of carbonic acid on the ability of corals, clams, and other invertebrates to build their shells and skeletons. Discover how slow-growing organisms like oysters and corals are affected by this phenomenon.

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Questions and Answers

Which compound neutralizes calcium carbonate and bicarbonate, affecting the ability of corals and other invertebrates to build their shells and skeletons?

Carbonic acid

What is the term used to describe the process of slow-growing organisms like oysters and corals having trouble building and maintaining their shells or skeletons due to ocean acidification?

Shell dissolution

Why is ocean acidification occurring at a faster rate than ecosystems and organisms can adapt to?

Increased CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere

What is the term used to describe the greater concentrations of CO2 in our atmosphere and ocean?

<p>Carbonic enrichment</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is the compound that corals, clams, and other invertebrates use to build their hard shells and skeletons?

<p>Calcium carbonate</p> Signup and view all the answers

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