Ocean Acidification

A curious visitor wants to know more about ocean acidification; the interpreter uses an analogy to help the visitor understand what is happening with the ocean's changing chemistry. The visitor relates his personal actions to what may help the...
Using the visitor’s delight at seeing a clownfish, the interpreter in this video likens the loss of eyeglasses for seeing to the impacts of ocean acidification on a clownfish’s ability to “smell” its way home.
In this video, the interpreter builds on the visitor’s positive emotions about coral reefs and uses an analogy of osteoporosis to explain the risk corals face as the ocean acidifies.
This pamphlet was developed as a simple start for beginners who have no background with ocean acidification. It is primarily graphic with some text to frame the issue. This is scientifically sound but it is not scientific in language.
This new webinar series provides ocean acidification communication tools to formal & informal educators, and stakeholders across the country. One of its primary goals, is to promote a more integrated and effective ocean acidification education...
Duration: 13:57 minutes Coastal ecologist Dr. Steve Fradkin is a National Park Service scientist who spends his days in the intertidal zone of Olympic National Park. There, a spectacular diversity of plants and animals interact to form a living,...
This is a lengthy (30 minutes) presentation by Dr. Dwight Gledhill with the Cooperative Institute of Marine and Atmospheric Science. It is a good resource for background information about ocean acidification because it covers chemistry, carbon cycles,...
Acid Test is a 21-minute video provided by the National Resources Defense Council.  It is narrated by Sigourney Weaver and it focuses primarily on how humans have impacted the chemistry of the world's oceans with increased energy usage and dependence....
Produced by NOAA CRCP & Hawaii Sierra Club, this interactive website is perfect for making direct connections between ocean acidification and people.  You can click on everything from seafood on a plate to objects in a fish tank, and even the person. ...
This very short animation (16 seconds) from NOAA's Environmental Visualization Library shows a map of suitable coral reef habitat over time, and how that habitat shrinks as we move into the latter part of this century.   A short (16-sec)...

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