Ocean acidification is changing the very chemical nature of our ocean, harming many important species today and threatening more in the future. The fishermen, shellfish farmers, coastal communities and tourists who depend on productive coastal areas for their livelihoods will suffer if we don't respond.
It's All About the Science
Federal research funding can help deepen our scientific understanding of this problem and enable us to respond in order to protect thousands of jobs. This expanded ocean acidification research will provide desperately needed resources to help us address one of the most widespread threats to coastal communities and the ocean today.