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Question 1: [10] Note that, although the ocean is acidifying, its pH is still greater than 7 (that of neutral ________), so the ocean could also be described as becoming less basic.
Water resourcesWaterOxygenEarth

Question 2: Acidic Oceans: Why should we care? Perspectives in ocean science, Andrew Dickson, ________
University of California, San DiegoBirch AquariumPreuss SchoolScripps Institution of Oceanography

Question 3: The ratio of these species depends on factors such as ________ temperature and alkalinity (see the article on the ocean's solubility pump for more detail).
Current sea level riseSeawaterOcean thermal energy conversionSea level

Question 4: The carbon cycle describes the fluxes of carbon dioxide (CO2) between the oceans, terrestrial biosphere, lithosphere[4], and the ________.
NeptuneExtraterrestrial atmospheresAtmosphereGanymede (moon)

Question 5: "Ocean Acidification & Climate", by Clayton Sandell ________

Question 6: CO2-induced acidification of body fluids, known as ________), or indirectly through negative impacts on food resources.
ICD-10 Chapter XVIII: Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical and laboratory findingsHypoventilationPleurisyHypercapnia

Question 7: Ocean acidification is the name given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, caused by their uptake of anthropogenic ________ from the atmosphere.
Greenhouse gasCarbon dioxideCarbon cycleCarbon sink

Question 8: [30] While the full ________ consequences of these changes in calcification are still uncertain, it appears likely that many calcifying species will be adversely affected.

Question 9: There is also a suggestion that a decline in the coccolithophores may have secondary effects on climate change, by decreasing the Earth's ________ via their effects on oceanic cloud cover.
Global warmingAlbedoGlobal dimmingGlobal cooling

Question 10: Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC), the primary data analysis center of the U.S. Department of Energy (located at ________)
Oak Ridge National LaboratoryArgonne National LaboratoryLawrence Berkeley National LaboratoryLos Alamos National Laboratory


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