Ocean Acidification

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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 having difficulty building and maintaining their shells or skeletons due to ocean acidification?

Ocean acidification

What is the main cause of ocean acidification?

Higher concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere

Which of the following is NOT a result of ocean acidification?

Increase in coral reef growth

What is the term used to describe the process by which ecosystems and organisms are unable to adapt to the faster rate of acidification?

Adaptation resistance

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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