Science in 180: Ocean Acidification

NOW PLAYING: In this episode of Science in 180 we talk about how carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is causing the oceans to become more acidic, which - among other things - may lead to a disaster in the shellfish industry.

Includes interviews with Dick Feely, PhD and Chris Sabine, PhD, of NOAA and Terrie Klinger, PhD of the University of Washington

Hosted by Jed Thompson.

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