The Beauport Sea in the Arctic is facing a large scale environmental disaster. The new data predicts that many species of flora and fauna are going to get affected due to global warming. The sea will reach such low water level that the existence of fish, whales and oysters in the water will be threatened. The crisis will have human costs too as local populations are defendant on those food sources.
Oceanographer Jeremy Mathis from National Oceanic Atmospheric Association based in United States said that the sea is going through a critical time. He is the lead author of research conducted. Two month long research study was conducted by a scientific team around Chukchi, Bering and Beaufort Seas. The coast guard cutter Healy was provided by the United States back in 2011.
Various indicators like present carbon, salinity and ocean temperatures were measure by Jeremy Mathis with the help of sensors installed. The sea is located in the Northwestern part of Canadian waters. The crew found that the proportion of acid is increasing in the Arctic Ocean and it is about to cross safely limit for organisms. The shelled organism may suffer more as the acids erode calcium in the shell through a chemical reaction.
The computer stimulations of the collected data pointed out that Chukchi Sea will also cross safely limits for acid by 2030. The rapid industrialization and high presence of carbon di oxide, sulphur di oxide in air has resulted in the process of acidification. The situation is one example out of many cases of ocean pollution.