Rockpools and ocean acidification (audio)

Everyone loves a rockpool, and Sue Nelson nearly takes a dive into one in this week’s podcast while finding out about the riches they contain.

She visits the Anglesey coast of north Wales to learn what these mini marine laboratories can tell us about the value of biodiversity – you can watch and listen this week with Sue’s short video clip from the rocky shore.

The effects of climate change range from rising temperatures and higher sea levels to extreme weather and mass extinctions. Richard Hollingham reports from the Plymouth Marine Laboratory where scientists are investigating another, hidden process – increasing ocean acidification.

PlanetEarth online, 16 August 2010. Full article and audio.

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