We were staggered to hear this statistic in KQED’s recent story on ocean acidification. Yup, that’s the rate at which carbon dioxide is dissolving in the ocean. Treehugger’s got the story running with a nice little slide show. The focus is research being conducted at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI).
For scientific news, an excellent, constantly updated source is Ocean Acidification, a portal and blog sponsored by the European Project on Ocean Acification. Another excellent