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Ocean AcidificationRSS

Ocean ecosystems, coral bleaching, and fishing industry.

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Pteropods: the "canaries in the coal mine" of climate change.

As Earth's oceans warm and become more acidic, ocean creatures including pteropods are undergoing severe stress. They are harbingers of change. It's possible by 2050 that they might not be able to make a shell any more and if we lose these organisms the impact on the food chain will be catastrophic.

Kennedy re oceans:  "Our very survival may hinge on it."

"Knowledge of the oceans is more than a matter of curiosity. Our very survival may hinge upon it.” President John F. Kennedy, Jr., March 1961 message to Congress.