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Science Just Revealed the Devastating Impact We're Going to Have on Our Oceans

By Max Plenke

- Published on August 18, 2015 by Mic

According to two new papers from universities in Australia and the United States, our oceans, and the animals living in them, might be in real trouble if we don't cut back on our carbon dioxide emissions.

The culprit? What's called carbon dioxide seeps, sites where the gas bubbles out of underwater volcano vents and dissipates into the area around them, making the water more acidic. The problem is that fish tend to stay away from acidic water — just like you'd avoid anything labeled "acid."

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