How levels of acidity can affect aquatic ecosystems

We already know that the pH of water can have detrimental effect on human health, and can be affected by a number of different factors including: residue from volcanic vents, acid rain and global warming. But just how big of an effect can it have on delicate aquatic ecosystems? A number of recent stories and headlines have indicated that the answer is, quite a lot. From fishing practices in Alaska, to dampened escape responses in black turban snails, acidic water is showing increasingly observable pressure on aquatic habitats.


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