The Legacy Project: ocean acidification

Posted on EPOCA: 28 May 2012 — A video highlighting Bodega Ocean Acidification Group (BOAR) research and featuring Drakes Bay oyster producer Kevin Lunny.

 Ocean acidification is the name given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of the Earth’s oceans, caused by the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. About a quarter of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere goes into the oceans, where it forms carbonic acid.