Center for Biological Diversity

Protect Corals, Fish and Sea Turtles From Ocean Acidification

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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 the petition below 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 CO2 pollution that is threatening to change the oceans as we know them -- teeming with rich, colorful life.
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76107 Mon Dec 05 19:39:30 EST 2016 Anonymous PA, PA , US
76106 Fri Dec 02 12:05:41 EST 2016 Kenneth Smith Yuma, AZ , US
76105 Fri Dec 02 10:32:49 EST 2016 Alexis Culley bumpass, Virginia , US
76104 Fri Dec 02 01:28:06 EST 2016 Lori Gasser Hermitage, TN , US
76103 Thu Dec 01 19:47:07 EST 2016 Jason Ju Cerritos , CA ,
76102 Thu Dec 01 16:24:46 EST 2016 Alex Tsukernik Brooklyn, NY , US
76101 Thu Dec 01 15:44:52 EST 2016 Aleksandra Peneva London, AL , GB
76100 Thu Dec 01 11:39:19 EST 2016 Cassandra Camacho San Antonio, TX , US
76099 Thu Dec 01 11:28:28 EST 2016 Anonymous Scottsdale , AZ ,
76098 Thu Dec 01 11:27:56 EST 2016 Wendy McGarrah Fife, WA , US
76097 Thu Dec 01 11:24:05 EST 2016 Saleem Mohammed South Ozone Park , NY , US
76096 Thu Dec 01 11:15:29 EST 2016 Becky Grajeda Chicago, IL , US
76095 Wed Nov 30 12:30:17 EST 2016 Alex Tsukernik Brooklyn, NY , US
76094 Tue Nov 29 20:44:15 EST 2016 Sophie Swirczynski Eugene, OR , US
76093 Tue Nov 29 20:23:09 EST 2016 Irena Franchi SIB, FL , US
76092 Tue Nov 29 07:50:06 EST 2016 Elaine Greenlee Arizona, AZ , US
76091 Fri Nov 25 16:42:36 EST 2016 Fernando Pueblo San Diego, CA , US
76090 Fri Nov 25 15:13:40 EST 2016 Alisa Adobajor Moscow, RU+48 , RU
76089 Thu Nov 24 04:12:03 EST 2016 James Sullivan Chicago, IL , US
76088 Thu Nov 24 01:43:26 EST 2016 Micaela Suppo Córdoba, AR+05 , AR
76087 Wed Nov 23 22:08:30 EST 2016 Zara Ivanova Anchorage, AK , US
76086 Wed Nov 23 20:10:23 EST 2016 Barry Bennett Fayetteville, AR , US
76085 Wed Nov 23 20:08:51 EST 2016 Barry Bennett Fayetteville, AR , US
76084 Wed Nov 23 16:31:40 EST 2016 sara sexton TX, TX , US
76083 Tue Nov 22 22:27:31 EST 2016 Sharibell Tranate yigo, GU , US
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