Ocean Acidification

This link will take you to the PBS website to view a video about Ocean Acidification and specifically how it impacts coral reefs.  The video features interviews with Ken Nedimyer from the Coral Restoration Foundation and with University of Miami's...
As we add more carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere, the ocean absorbs about a quarter of it.  This changes the basic chemistry of the ocean, shifting it towards the more acidic end of the pH spectrum.  Ocean acidification makes it more difficult...
NPR's Robert Krulwich and Odd Todd, in partnership with Wild Chronicles, present an animated cartoon series on carbon—the atom at the heart of global warming. Episode 4: When carbon falls in love, the whole world heats up ©NPR
Carbon forms living organisms, dissolves in the ocean, mixes in the atmosphere, and is stored in the crust of the planet. The ocean plays a critical role in the carbon cycle and is key to understanding Earth's changing climate. Video Length: 5:39...
Stanford University's virtual urchin website is a fun and engaging way to educate yourself about Ocean Acidification.  The page titled Our Acidifying Ocean features interactive pages about different ocean acidification topics.  Some of the pages are...
NOAA Administrator Dr. Lubchenco presents a 15-minute video about ocean acidification.  She specifically references the effects of ocean acidification on pteropods and corals.  There are two demonstrations featured in this video which would work well...
This is a slideshow in pdf format provided by National Marine Sanctuaries and NOAA.  It does an excellent job of summarizing ocean acidification, posing questions, clarifying rumors and illustrating the effects on different types of marine organisms. ...
This pdf resource contains three fantastic classroom lab activities provided by the Ocean Acidification Subcommittee of the Ocean Carbon & Biogeochemistry Program.  The first activity is about the pH scale, and how to test solutions to determine...
This is a six-minute video presentation by the American Museum of Natural History.  It focuses on the effects of ocean acidification on sea urchins and other marine life forms.  There are interviews with scientists who are studying larval urchin...

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