Maine Report Warns Of ‘Urgent’ Need To Address Ocean Acidification

Posted by Mike Confino, February 6, 2015

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Maine will soon need to make “hard decisions” on what to do to protect its rapidly acidifying waters, according to a new report.

The report, released Thursday by a commission charged with studying the impacts ocean acidification has on Maine’s marine environment creatures — including lucrative lobsters and other crustaceans — states that, for Maine and its seafood industry, addressing ocean acidification is an “urgent” matter. After reviewing the scientific literature on ocean acidification, the panel, which contained marine scientists, state lawmakers, a fisherman, members of an environmental group, and others, said that Maine — and the U.S. in general — needed more research on ocean acidification and its impacts.

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