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Volume 13, issue 17 | Copyright
Biogeosciences, 13, 5065-5083, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-13-5065-2016
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Research article 13 Sep 2016

Research article | 13 Sep 2016

Using present-day observations to detect when anthropogenic change forces surface ocean carbonate chemistry outside preindustrial bounds

Adrienne J. Sutton et al.
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Ocean carbonate observations from surface buoys reveal that marine life is currently exposed to conditions outside preindustrial bounds at 12 study locations around the world. Seasonal conditions in the California Current Ecosystem and Gulf of Maine also exceed thresholds that may impact shellfish larvae. High-resolution observations place long-term change in the context of large natural variability: a necessary step to understand ocean acidification impacts under real-world conditions.
Ocean carbonate observations from surface buoys reveal that marine life is currently exposed to...
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