Hello Richard and all
I have been following the current thoughts on Ocean Acidification very
closely - it is one of the scariest issues re the oceans.
Through an education project 'One World One Ocean' I have been running for
two and a half years now providing the opportunity to link to various
scientists (conservationists, professors etc) around the world. Signs of
ocean acidification on some plankton and shellfish and also affects on some
The main project I work with schools is a project called One World One Ocean
adventures of Ed the bear and links my various interests as a biologist,
environmental educator and children wildlife author. I chose a bear as the
character as it links well with schools that also use a class bear as a
Ed the Bear spent a year with NOAA, been involved in a serious sand project
to monitor micro plastics, stayed with scientists growing corals to help
repair a damaged reef and more. What has made the project so successful is
the scientists and other professionals who have been involved, the fact that
everything that happened is real (both good and bad) and the schools relate
well with the character who has developed and evolved along the way. It is
very much a factual story seen through the eyes of a fictional character.
The central part of the project is an online diary in the form of a weblog
Ocean acidification is just one of the issues covered but at the end of the
day the project is a celebration of the oceans that also aims to encourage
participants to live more sustainably and have less impact on the oceans and
All the best
Biologist, Environmental educator, Wildlife Author.
] On Behalf
Of Richard Lord
Sent: 01 March 2012 23:04
To: Andy Horton
Subject: [Glaucus] Ocean acidification rate may be unprecedented according
to international research published in 'Science'
"The world's oceans may be turning acidic faster today from human carbon
emissions than they did during four major extinctions in the last 300
million years, when natural pulses of carbon sent global temperatures
soaring, says a new study, The Geological Record of Ocean Acidification,
published in Science."
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