Ocean Acidification: The Other Carbon Dioxide Problem

This NOAA video discusses how the ocean absorbs the increased amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere, thereby changing the pH and buffering action of the ocean. These changes in pH are impacting calcifying organisms, such as corals and shellfish, and related food chains and ecosystems.

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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Can be used in a chemistry, oceanography, marine biology, biology, ecosystem, environmental science unit on acids and bases/pH.

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