Ocean Acidification
Additional Resources

Want to learn even more about ocean acidification and what others are doing to help? Check out this section to see how sites and partners are adapting to this issue.

Temperature comparison poster

Coral bleaching and ocean acidification are two climate-related impacts to coral reefs

Increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is one of the recognized causes of our changing climate and it is also problematic for coral reefs.

Coral in clear water

Citizen Science Partner: BleachWatch

Mote Marine Laboratory's trained volunteers collect field observations to monitor for signs of coral bleaching in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary waters and submit them to Mote staff.

Carbon dioxide illustration

Resource Issues: Climate Change

Through regional collaboration and coordination, the Monterey Bay coastal community is preparing for the impacts of climate change in a time of limited funding and resources, and ever increasing greenhouse gas emissions.

Poster with graph visualization

La Parguera

A MAPCO2TM system was deployed within the La Parguera Natural Reserve on the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico on January 16, 2009 to complement the Integrated Coral Observing Network measurements. The goal is to establish a test bed for monitoring ocean acidification in sensitive coral reef environments.