Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification

Nearly a year ago, the Natural Resources Defense Council contracted with Charting Nature to use our stock fish illustrations in their brochures about ocean acidification. It's a driving concern in ocean science today.

Ocean acidification describes the ongoing decrease in our ocean’s pH levels caused by high CO2 levels in our atmosphere. When the ocean’s pH decreases, this prevents marine calcifying organisms like plankton and coral from producing the calcium they need to remain healthy, threatening the whole ocean food chains.

We recently stumbled across a free educational resource site, Encounter edu (that offers sponsored STEM and global learning programs) has a free course online in Acidification - along with many other timely environmental topics. You can check it out here: What is Ocean Acidification?

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  • Robert Donahue