Nitrate Pollution is Rising in the Pacific Ocean Near Japan and Korea

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Nitrate pollution around the costs of Japan and Korea could change the makeup of local marine life, both for plants and animals, according to scientists in both the U.S. and Korea. “This is the first evidence of increases in nitrate in ocean waters not in an enclosed estuary like the Chesapeake Bay,” said Raymond G. Najjar, professor of oceanography, Penn State. “These are large, very deep bodies of water and it is surprising to see increased nitrate in these large seas.”…Read the full story on TreeHugger