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Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification is the change in pH of seawater due to the oceans absorbing carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere.

 

Why does ocean acidification happen?

 

 

  • Impacts on ocean life & ecosystems
    • Examples of impacted organisms
      • Invertebrates
        • Corals 
        • Pteropods
        • Oysters, Mussels, Clams
        • Urchins
      • Fish
      • Foraminifera
    • Examples of ecosystem scale responses
    • Interactions with other stressors (multistressor)
      • hypoxia
      • changes in salinity

 

 

Multimedia Sources:

http://www.teachoceanscience.net/tea...t_coral_reefs/ (Coral acidification)

Excellent, general introductory video:

http://youtu.be/Wo-bHt1bOsw    (source: Alliance for Climate Change, youtube)

 

OA pH Graph: http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/file/pH+Time+Series

 

http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa...march_2014.pdf

http://ocean.si.edu/ocean-acidification
Videos in the news section for multimedia - http://bml.ucdavis.edu/research/rese...acidification/
Video - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=9j8KEhpEg0s
Maps - http://www.sciencedirect.com/science...04420314001042