Ocean Acidification

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Ocean acidification has become a significant threat facing our world today, especially in water dependent areas such as the state of Maryland. The rising levels of carbon dioxide in the earth's atmosphere has resulted in our planet's oceans absorbing some of that carbon dioxide. This absorbed carbon dioxide dissolves in seawater and forms carbonic acid. Carbonic acid corrodes shells of sea life, such as crabs and oysters, and affects the reproduction and physiology of marine life. The implementation of the Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on State Waters has helped to fight the rapidly increasing impact of ocean acidification in our waters. Unfortounately, this task force has become slightly outdated as new technology is constantly being developed to combat the acidification of our waterways. This petition would push for Representative Anthony Brown to vote in favor of new legislation which would modernize Task Force to Study the Impact of Ocean Acidification on State Waters, to help save our marine life.



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