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How to measure pHT in biological experiments

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Research on ocean acidification requires following best practices. The OA-ICC contributes to the development of teaching material for the implementation of simplified methodologies for laboratories...

What’s the big deal about ocean acidification?

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Fifth-grade students from an inland community discover a local connection to our ocean Download PDF We have only one ocean and it is inextricably linked...

The pH scale and the chemistry of ocean acidification

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Ocean acidification provides a useful and engaging context to explore your learners’ understanding of the pH scale This resource explores the concept of changing pH...

What is ocean acidification? Find out how research at Plymouth is tackling this global carbon dioxide problem (text & video)

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Explore the science behind falling ocean pH and the impact this has on marine ecosystem balance Ocean acidification occurs when carbon dioxide (CO2) is absorbed...

Tie ocean acidification into your chemistry topics

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Link UN sustainable development goal 14 to your teaching of dissolved ions, acids and the pH scale Help your students see the impact that excess...

Ocean acidification: Smithsonian Institution

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Ocean acidification is sometimes called climate change's equally evil twin, and for good reason: it's a significant and harmful consequence of excess carbon dioxide in...

Visualizing ocean acidification: new online resource (UNESCO)

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New online features were launched to bring together the latest ocean acidification infographics, publications, background information, presentations and news for researchers, policymakers and the public....

What you need to know about ocean acidification

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Carbon pollution isn't just warming the climate it's also making our oceans more acidic. NRDC scientist Lisa Suatoni explains why we must pay attention. Natural...

UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOA)

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The £12M, 5 year UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOA) is the UK's response and is jointly funded by the Department for Environment, Food and...

Oceanography: peer-reviewed articles

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Oceanography is the official magazine of the Oceanography Society. It contains peer-reviewed articles that chronicle all aspects of ocean science and its applications . Oceanography....

What is ocean acidification?

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Ocean acidification is a result of chemical reactions that take place when the global ocean absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) from the Earth's atmosphere. Ocean acidification...

Acid attack

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About a third of the carbon dioxide (CO2) generated by human activities has already been absorbed by the ocean since the beginning of the industrial...

Ocean acidification

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The ocean absorbs a significant portion of our carbon dioxide emissions, which is changing the chemistry of the ocean at an unprecedented rate. About one...

New ocean acidification animation launched

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What can we do to save Timmy the Turtle and his friends? A closer look on the causes and future challenges of ocean acidification.

Ocean acidification FAQ

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A page on FAQ on ocean acidification from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego; which is one of the most important centers...

Factsheet: ecological effects of ocean acidification

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By absorbing CO2, the ocean is becoming more acidic, and this happens at a rate faster than during any other period in the past 300...

Ocean acidification: connecting science, industry, policy and public

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A powerful short film on ocean acidification: connecting science, industry, policy and public. The film brings together a wide range of stakeholders including, HSH Prince...

MEDDLE: a guide to running best practice experiments in ocean research

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MEDDLE provides learning material and experimental design tools to help you create accurate and statistically meaningful single and multi driver experiments. The aim is to...

Fact sheet for school students and proactive citizens

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Minimize and address the impacts of ocean acidification, including through enhanced scientific cooperation at all levels. Target 3 of the UN Sustainable Development Goal Life...

Facts on ocean acidification

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Never before have so many scientists conducted research on what impacts the declining pH value of seawater has on animals and plants in the ocean....

Northwest ocean acidification

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Oceans—and their salt-water extensions, like Puget Sound—play an enormous role in our region’s culture and prosperity. Marine life, from oysters to king crab, have supported...

How much CO2 will we have in the air this year?

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Carbon dioxide (CO2) is a gas that contributes to global warming. When we burn fuel (for example to drive cars or to generate power) we...

EurOcean database

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EurOcean database facilities in Europe which are dedicated to marine sciences broad range of activities. Objective To offer a comprehensive list of all existing facilities in...

Tiny but powerful: how tiny amounts of certain gases can make a big difference in the earth’s climate

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Comparable to carbon dioxide, dimethyl sulfide (DMS), and carbon monoxide (CO) are tiny gases that have a great impact on our climate. Though occurring only...

Ocean acidification: educational resources

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On this page you will find videos and articles on ocean acidification. Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus is a 501c3 organization dedicated to having...

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