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The Gulf of Mexico Coastal Acidification Network works directly with scientists, resource managers, stakeholders, and educators to facilitate, synthesize and communicate the state of coastal and ocean acidification science in the region.

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Ocean acidification (OA) occurs when oceans absorb excess carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, making the pH of seawater lower, or more acidic. This chemistry change can make it more difficult for marine life to form and maintain calcium-rich structures like the skeletons of corals or the shells of many commercially important shellfish. (Video by NOAA’s National Ocean Service)

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