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As you might imagine, it’s no easy task to get close enough to a sizable animal in distress, let alone one that is swimming underwater. And this rescue is no exception. It took two days and a village of partners, including teams of marine biologists from both NOAA Sanctuaries and NOAA Fisheries, to accomplish the task.
Carbon dioxide levels measured at NOAA’s Mauna Loa Baseline Atmospheric Observatory rose by 3 parts per million to 405.1 parts per million (ppm) in 2016, an increase that matched the record jump observed in 2015.
Ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, potentially affecting shellfish, other marine species in the food web and communities that depend on these resources, according to new research published in Nature Climate Change by NOAA, Chinese marine scientists and other partners.