Ocean acidification: the process, the future, and the pastPresentation Transcript
Ocean Acidification: the
Process, the Future, and
Communicating Science to the Public
Nov 5 2013
Image courtesy NOAA,
Monteray Bay National Marine
Why does a change in CO3 matter?
Image courtesy US EPA
Coral Reefs and Ocean Acidification
Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons
Will this happen everywhere?
with data via GODAP
and Global Oceans Atlas
Paired with global warming….
● Changes to range,
● Possibility of coral
So what does it mean for the future?
Wait… this has happened before?
Sharp decrease in calcium
carbonate shows major
decrease in calcifying organisms
Source: Zachos, Science, 2005
how do we know that?
Can we stop it?
Our future remains to
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