Perspectives Lecture: Ocean Acidification: Can Corals Cope?
Ocean Acidification: Can Corals Cope?
Martin Tresguerres, Scripps marine biologist
Climate warming due to increased carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere is only part of the “CO2 problem” affecting life on the planet. In fact, much of the CO2 emitted from burning fossil fuels is absorbed by the ocean causing ocean acidification, a chemical phenomenon threatening marine life. Join Scripps marine biologist Martin Tresguerres as he describes research into the potential impact of ocean acidification on corals and the mechanisms these amazing marine animals use to try coping with the problem.