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Ocean Acid Test by Oceana
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9dvf2IvptJo&NR=1

Earth Outreach, Google

A short video on the causes of ocean acidification and its effects on marine ecosystems.

Video length: 2:06 min.

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Climate Literacy
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ans can take actions to reduce climate change and its impacts.
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man activities are impacting the climate system
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The chemistry of ocean water is changed by absorption of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Increasing carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere is causing ocean water to become more acidic, threatening the survival of shell-building marine species and the entire food web of which they are a part.
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Ecosystems on land and in the ocean have been and will continue to be disturbed by climate change. Animals, plants, bacteria, and viruses will migrate to new areas with favorable climate conditions. Infectious diseases and certain species will be able to invade areas that they did not previously inhabit.
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Teaching Tips

  • A good entry point for learning about ocean acidification.
  • View in full-screen mode to reduce distractions of YouTube ads and comments.

About the Science

  • Narrated by Dr. Jeffrey Short, this short video, which includes a Google Earth tour to help set the stage for discussing ocean acidification, provides an overview of the topic.
  • Video concludes with a brief overview advocating specific steps to help prevent further acidification.
  • Comments from expert scientist: It's completely accurate, and conveys the important scientific concepts with a minimum of technical jargon, and even "complex" (college level) chemistry.

About the Pedagogy

  • The visual images are very clear and the short story is presented in an easy-to-understand format.
  • Can complement other ocean acidification videos and activities.
  • The link below the video takes the user to Google Earth Engine.
  • This is a new application that brings together the world's satellite imagery of scientific measurements dating back more than 25 years and makes it available online with tools for scientists, independent researchers, and nations to mine this massive warehouse of data to detect changes, map trends and quantify differences on Earth's surface.

Technical Details/Ease of Use

  • Technical quality is excellent.
  • Uses Google Earth images.

Related URLs These related sites were noted by our reviewers but have not been reviewed by CLEAN

Also see related Google Earth data displayed through the NASA Physical Oceanography DAAC: http://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/

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