WEDU Quest

401: Ocean Acidification

Clip: Season 4 Episode 1 | 6m 44s

The world’s oceans cover 70 percent of the earth and are comprised of 321 million cubic miles of seawater. So vast in size it would seem unimaginable that humans could alter its chemistry. But scientists at Mote Marine Laboratories in Sarasota Florida are researching how we have altered the PH of oceans and estuaries.

Aired: 01/05/18

Rating: NR

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