Ocean Acidification Threatening Many Species
Great educational video about the impacts of ocean acidification and one thing to keep in mind: we are the last generation that can really change the trajectory and save the magical ocean. A few decades ago, dozens of species in Monterey Bay were on the verge of extinction. Today, many of those species are now thriving. This success story is the subject of “Big Blue Live,” a three-night television special that begins on Monday. PBS and the BBC are producing the show, which airs from 8 to 9 pm. Despite the successes in Monterey Bay, oceans throughout the world are […]
Oyster Farmers and Ocean Acidification
The ocean is so acidic that it is dissolving the shells of our baby oysters,” says Diani Taylor of Taylor Shellfish Farms in Shelton, Washington. She and her cousin Brittany are fifth-generation oyster farmers, and are grappling with ocean waters that are more acidic and corrosive than their fathers, grandfathers, and great-grandfathers knew.
Ocean Acidification & Tortugas Tide Gauge
One of the biggest threats to marine organisms is the phenomenon known as OCEAN ACIDIFICATION where because of increased CO2 in our waters, due to the burning of fossil fuels, has caused the ocean to become more acidic. This increase in acidity inhibits the ability for many corals and mollusks, including oysters and clams, in building their shells. This could result in coral reefs eroding and shellfish fisheries collapsing. AND As ocean levels rise the relative sea level rise is different for different locations; that is why the National Park Service is installing a TORTUGAS TIDE GAUGE to monitor sea […]
Demystifying ocean acidification and biodiversity impacts
Why are the oceans becoming more acidic and how does that threaten biodiversity? Human activities produce excessive carbon dioxide and much of it is absorbed by the oceans, where it is converted to an acid. Get more information by watching this video of California Academy of Sciences!
[FR] Présentation pour des élèves de primaire/collège
Cette courte présentation met en évidence les principaux aspects de l’acidification des océans (AO). Simple et concis, ce document a vocation a être utilisé dans un cadre scolaire pour sensibiliser un public âgé de 8 à 12 ans. Licence de l’infographie
20 Facts about ocean acidifications
This document presents the highlights of the Frequently Asked Questions about Ocean Acidification (2010, 2012; www.whoi.edu/OCB-OA/FAQs), a detailed summary of the state of ocean acidification research and understanding.
Testing the water
Ocean acidification – known as « the other CO2 problem » – is now also affecting the ecosystems of the Mediterranean. The scientific project MedSeA, funded by the European Community, has been studying the impacts of the phenomenon throughout the Mediterranean region for the last three and a half years. The video, produced by Dutch director Maarten van Rouveroy, shows key information, scientific knowledge, and findings of the MedSeA Project, against the beautiful (and endangered) setting of the Mediterranean waters. Testing the Waters is the summit of the MedSeA Project’s dissemination efforts to reach the widest audience possible, in order to […]