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!
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