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Ocean Acidification

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  • 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