Ocean Acidification Featured in New Video and Lesson Plan

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In the video How Do We Know: Ocean Acidification, Dr Heidi Cullen of Climate Central and Otis Brown of Miami University explain that more than a quarter of the carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere is absorbed by the oceans.  That is making the oceans more acidic and less hospitable for corals and many other important organisms.

A new lesson plan for Grades 5 through 8, Marine Osteoporosis [PDF], explores the issue further.  The lesson plan is provided by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as part of a new science and education mission at Aquarius Reef Base --  the only undersea research station in the world.  The 10-day mission, “Aquarius 2010: If Reefs Could Talk” runs from 12 to 21 October 2010.  For details, see the NOAA press release, Live from Undersea Lab: NOAA Webcasts Corals Research to U.S. Classrooms (12 October 2010).

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