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The most beautiful waves ... ever

Dec. 28, 2012, 12:55 p.m.
under curling wave

Photo: Clark Little

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As our world has adjusted to global climate change, a new vocabulary has emerged. Ocean acidification is part of that ongoing conversation. As the ocean absorbs more CO2 from the atmosphere, it becomes more acidic. That requires a whole lot of sea life to adjust to a new pH balance, causing trauma to many ecosystems.