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    Learn more about Ocean Acidification and Educate Others

    “Change starts with education. If people are aware of their impact on the earth, they’ll make smarter choices.” ~ Filmmaker Rob Stewart

    Within this section, you will find some great articles, books, reports, videos and documentaries with more information about ocean acidification and what you can do to stop them. Post them to your friends’ Facebook walls, use them in school projects and inform others about what’s going on to become an Active Global Citizen.

    Take Action: Take the Low Carbon Lunch Challenge http://commit.tigweb.org/take-the-low-carbon-lunch-challenge

    Documentary: From the National Resource Defence Council brings you “ACID TEST” narrated by Sigourney Weaver about the Global Challenge of Ocean Acidification. http://www.nrdc.org

    GIF: This website links to the US government’s research into ocean acidification, with a terrifying time-lapse of a shell dissolving in acidified water!

    Links: The BC Shellfish Growers Association is worried about ocean acidification putting them out of a job, so they’ve compiled a list of links about how it’s already hurting their industry and other info.

    Article: From National Geographic, an article that takes you around the world explaining ocean acidification research.

    Blog: Get updates from Vancouver Island University’s Deep Bay Marine Field Station, and find out what the experts are reading about.

    Interactive slideshow: This explains ocean acidification and teaches you how to read graphs charting its rise.

    Video: A 12-minute mini-documentary explaining ocean acidification.

    Article: ‘Ocean acidification… was supposed to be a problem of the future.’ But for these oyster farmers, it’s already ruined their livelihood.

    Article: How ocean acidification is affecting Western Canada. ‘Virtually all local marine scientists say the latest data reveals something ominous happening.’

    Classroom resources: Learn more about Coral Reefs http://coralreef.noaa.gov/education/oa/

    Article: An overview from Canadian researchers. One scientist says: ‘So over the next 50 years, we should probably see a lot of species go extinct in the sea.’

    Report: Canada’s Department of Fisheries 2012 ‘State of the Oceans’ includes a large section on ocean acidification.

    Report: What more do we need to know about ocean acidification? From Australia’s Antarctic program, with pictures of how shells can’t grow in acidified water.

    Article: Phytoplankton numbers being reduced as a result of ocean acidification. http://news.discovery.com

    Video: “Why the oceans matter” from National Geographic http://video.nationalgeographic.com

    Video: The Great Barrier Reef from National Geographic: http://video.nationalgeographic.com

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