Ocean Acidification- More than just a sour taste (pt.3)

Ocean acidification is a feedback mechanism, affected by a change in atmospheric CO2 levels. As such, reducing the amount of atmospheric CO2 will then reduce the amount of carbonic acid in the oceans, and there’s not really any other way to fix this issue globally. How can we achieve this? Well, Limiting deforestation and the … More Ocean Acidification- More than just a sour taste (pt.3)

Ocean Armageddon – what’s the worst that can happen?

While we talk about many topics on this blog, we have yet to address what happens in the worst case scenario. What happens if we continue to let the ocean die? What happens if we never take responsibility for the poisoning of our waters? As a species, we are very dependent on the ocean for … More Ocean Armageddon – what’s the worst that can happen?

Dead zones: Welcome to the front line

Ocean dead zones are defined by NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) as “areas in the ocean of such low oxygen concentration that animal life suffocates and dies” (learn more here). This is because there are too many nutrients, mainly nitrogen and phosphorus, in the water. These nutrients cause the eutrophication (excessive richness of nutrients) … More Dead zones: Welcome to the front line

Swapping plastic for paper – Johnson and Johnson’s bid to save the oceans

As of last Monday, Johnson and Johnson will no longer make their cotton buds with plastic in order to reduce the amount of plastic reaching the oceans. The plastic tubes will instead be replaced with cardboard. The new buds should be seen in shops within the next couple of weeks. According to the Marine Conservation … More Swapping plastic for paper – Johnson and Johnson’s bid to save the oceans

Ocean Acidification: More than just a sour taste (pt.2)

Acidification of our oceans is having, and will have, many impacts on marine ecosystems and processes. As mentioned at the end of part 1, excess atmospheric carbon dioxide moves into the ocean to restore the equilibrium, or balance, between the two. This occurs through a reaction that forms carbonic acid, as seen below, the Hydrogen … More Ocean Acidification: More than just a sour taste (pt.2)