Devil (fish) in the details

This week the European Union’s initiative for studying ocean acidification kicks off in Nice, France.

The name’s a bit unwieldy—the European Project of Ocean Acidification (EPOCA)—but we’re just glad a governmental entity’s paying serious attention and putting some resources and publicity behind the effort.

It’s truly an international effort focused on filling in "the numerous gaps in our understanding of the effects and implications of ocean acidification." Nine different countries are part of the intitative and 29 labs, among other entities.

NOAA’s involved, too, in a supporting role, as well as the National Science Foundation.

Good luck to it.

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