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Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification

Pillar coral

Your beach may be more polluted than you think. Each hour we dump one ton of invisible pollution into the ocean; if it were a visible, tangible substance like oil, we would demand that the spill be halted. Even though you can't see it, this pollution threatens our sea life -- from the smallest of plankton to the greatest of whales.

The pollution is carbon dioxide, and it's making our oceans more acidic.

Ocean acidification is linked to global warming in that both are caused by CO2 buildup and both threaten to cause unprecedented devastation to the planet's biome. The early effects are already here: Baby oysters cannot survive in waters off the Pacific Northwest, coral growth has been stunted in Florida, and polar waters have eroded the shells of prey that sustain Alaska's salmon and whales.

Sign our petition and tell the president and the Environmental Protection Agency we must act now to end ocean acidification.

It's time for the Environmental Protection Agency to act to save our sea life! Protect our coastal ecosystems and communities from ocean acidification. If the EPA waits too long, the impacts on our oceans -- their coral reefs, fisheries and other marine life -- could be devastating.

The president and the EPA have the power to prevent the harmful impacts of ocean acidification. We urge the EPA to use its authority under the Clean Water Act to:

-- develop a national plan to address ocean acidification;
-- identify waters impaired by ocean acidification;
-- monitor our coastal ecosystems, coral reefs and fisheries for impacts.

We support swift and decisive action to curb CO2pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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Number Date Name Location
76387 Sat Jan 21 04:29:34 EST 2017 Tom Canning Calabasas, CA , US
76386 Sat Jan 21 00:04:17 EST 2017 Kathleen Lewis Kiowa, CO , United States
76385 Fri Jan 20 17:40:19 EST 2017 Jeannette Welling California, CA , US
76384 Fri Jan 20 16:42:01 EST 2017 Anonymous PA, PA , US
76383 Fri Jan 20 15:55:48 EST 2017 André Henrique Bacci Cambuquira, Minas Gerais , BR
76382 Fri Jan 20 13:11:46 EST 2017 Cj Gainer Washington, WA , US
76381 Fri Jan 20 10:54:25 EST 2017 pille francois aulnay, FR+A8 , FR
76380 Fri Jan 20 00:28:15 EST 2017 michele rule concord, NH , US
76379 Thu Jan 19 15:48:04 EST 2017 sara sexton TX, TX , US
76378 Thu Jan 19 15:45:43 EST 2017 steve g Winter Haven, FL , US
76377 Thu Jan 19 15:05:33 EST 2017 michael hughes Paradise Valley, AZ , US
76376 Thu Jan 19 13:36:34 EST 2017 Margaret Tollner Lakewood, CA , US
76375 Thu Jan 19 03:31:41 EST 2017 Sandra Amici Mission Viejo, CA , US
76374 Wed Jan 18 21:56:33 EST 2017 mauricio carvajal Santiago, ot , CL
76373 Tue Jan 17 22:50:10 EST 2017 Jacki Hileman Hesperia, CA , US
76372 Tue Jan 17 22:40:02 EST 2017 Penelope Prochazka Simi Valley, CA , US
76371 Tue Jan 17 19:21:33 EST 2017 Jamie Conrad San Leandro, CA , US
76370 Tue Jan 17 17:41:23 EST 2017 Pam Shaouy Woodstock, GA , US
76369 Tue Jan 17 17:18:39 EST 2017 Jackie Bear Los Angeles, CA , US
76368 Tue Jan 17 16:54:14 EST 2017 Tina deKwaadsteniet Los Angeles, CA , US
76367 Tue Jan 17 14:24:17 EST 2017 ali smith san francisco, CA , US
76366 Tue Jan 17 12:42:51 EST 2017 kajsa ingelsson west h0llywod, CA , US
76365 Tue Jan 17 11:52:25 EST 2017 Michelle Carter San Francisco, CA , US
76364 Tue Jan 17 02:30:39 EST 2017 glenn Mullins Buena Park , CA , US
76363 Mon Jan 16 23:23:06 EST 2017 Anonymous South Gate, CA , US
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Please take action by Oct. 16, 2017.

Photo by pillar coral by Sean Nash/Flickr.

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