Oceans Under Stress
Hot- Sour & Breathless
Oceans Under Stress
How is the biggest ecosystem on Earth fairing ?
(From The Plymouth Marine Laboratory.UK )
Over the coming decades and centuries, ocean health will become increasingly stressed by at least three interacting factors.
1.Rising seawater temperature,
These stresses will cause substantial changes in marine physics, chemistry and biology. These changes will affect the ocean in ways that we are only beginning to understand.
It is imperative that international decision-makers and stakeholders understand the enormous role the ocean plays in sustaining life on Earth, and the consequences of a high CO2 world for the ocean and society.
For more information see the link to Plymouth Marine Labortory.
Following awareness raising of ocean acidification at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meetings (2009 - 2012), the international partnership* is now highlighting its concern about the impacts of interacting stressors and have developed an
Ocean Stress Guide.
This publication, coordinated by Plymouth Marine Laboratory, has received support from international organisations and programmes.
Download the Ocean Stress guide
Ocean acidification: Connecting science, industry, policy and public- A powerful short film on Ocean acidification which brings together a wide range of stakeholders including, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, school children, a Plymouth fishmonger, a UK government Chief Scientific Adviser, representatives from industry and policy making departments, as well as a group of internationally recognised expert scientists.
The Other CO2 Problem- A short, powerful and entertaining animation about the issue of ocean acidification, produced by Ridgeway School (Plymouth, UK) and Plymouth Marine Laboratory. Funded by the European Project on Ocean Acidification.
Ocean Acidification: An Ecosystem Facing Dissolution
As a large sink, the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. But in sea water, the gas reacts to produce carbonic acid - a threat for organisms building their shells and skeletons from calcium carbonate. A film from GEOMAR | Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel.