Acidification of our Seas and Oceans

A sinking pH value in our seawater indicates an increasing acidification of our oceans. This sinking pH value is caused by the absorption of carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere in oceans. In addition to global warming, this is the main consequence of the human-induced emission of carbon dioxide (CO2). The acidification of oceans affects lifeforms such as fish, corals, plankton and mussels.