The Seafloor is Dissolving

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, November 2, 2018
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Human activity is causing problems in the seafloor.

Under normal circumstances the seafloor is white and is composed of calcite.

Calcite is a carbonate mineral and the most stable polymorph of calcium carbonate.

However, some areas have seen the white change to brown, mainly the Northern Atlantic and the southern oceans.

This is a sign of ocean acidification that is actually dissolving the seafloors.



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