Ocean and Coastal Acidification
Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising, but what does this mean for the world's oceans? Using data from NOAA, students will explore relationships between carbon dioxide, ocean pH and aragonite saturation state. By examining these parameters using graphs and models, students can predict whether ocean conditions support the growth and survival of shell-building marine life, both now and in the future. Explore our Ocean and Coastal Acidification activity and download our Teachers Guide.