Are there any benefits to ocean acidification?
There are hardly any benefits to this. Some creatures can thrive in seawater with lower pH while some others can not. So, this may be good for some creatures.
A new study has found that some species may actually benefit from increased acidity. Some species like blue crabs, lobsters, and shrimp grew thicker shells that could make them more resistant to predators. "Not all organisms respond in the same way because they use different forms of calcium carbonate for their shells", says Justin Ries, a marine scientist at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Also, oceans acts as a carbon sink. It absorbs vast amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) and is responsible for removing 30 percent of anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere each year. Oceans removing CO2 from the atmosphere sounds good right? Despite this, it is still pretty bad for the organisms living in the ocean, because the ocean is storing so much CO2 causing an increase in acidity.