Monday, December 23, 2013
What is the main reason that the oceans are becoming more acidic?
the dumping of garbage and sewage into the oceans
absorption by the oceans of carbon dioxide generated by burning fossil fuels
large crude oil spills in the oceans
fertilizer runoff in major rivers flowing into the oceans
How much carbon dioxide from the atmosphere is absorbed by the oceans on a daily basis?
2 million metric tons
20 million metric tons
70 million metric tons
10 billion metric tons
What is the chemical reaction responsible for the oceans becoming more acidic?
carbon dioxide reacts with seawater, forming sulfuric acid
carbon dioxide reacts with seawater, forming nitric acid
methane reacts with seawater, forming carbon dioxide
carbon dioxide reacts with seawater, forming carbonic acid
How are oyster larvae affected by ocean acidification?
Oyster larvae are killed by carbon dioxide in acidified ocean waters.
Acidified ocean waters are too cloudy for photosynthesis to occur under water.
Oyster larvae cannot grow shells in acidified ocean waters.
Acidified ocean waters favor fish that eat oyster larvae.
Which of the following are consequences of ocean acidification? Select all that apply.
Corals and coral reefs are not able to form their hard skeletons.
Animals in the oceans cannot get enough oxygen.
Clams, mussels, lobsters, and shrimp are not able to form strong enough shells.
Ocean temperatures are dropping.
Because of ocean acidification, the price of which of the following foods is most likely to increase?
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MasteringBio 180 OCC
September 22, 2015 at 3:23 PM
Godly, thank you
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