Amazing Video Describes the Pacific’s “Perilous Turn”

Written by on October 11, 2013 in Other News
Coral found in Papua New Guinea.

Coral found in Papua New Guinea. Photo credit: Nick Hobgood via photopin cc.

Ocean acidification is becoming a more popular topic when discussing climate change and the future of the oceans but without being able to see it, it can be hard to fully understand what ocean acidification is and why we should be so worried about it.

Sea Change: The Pacific’s Perilous Turn‘ is a great summary of ocean acidification and how rapidly it is changing our oceans and affecting our lives.

The Seattle Times‘ Sea Change comes from photographer Steve Ringman and reporter Craig Welch who traveled up and down the Pacific, visited different hatcheries, interviewed hundreds of people, and examined every important peer-reviewed study available in order to detail the effects of ocean acidification.

The nine-minute video documents several examples of how ocean acidification is already affecting the oceans, from oysters and crabs to fish and coral reefs. The overall message? Ocean acidification is happening much faster than we thought. Check it out:

There are lots of other great videos mixed in with the Sea Change articles so be sure to check them out!

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About the Author: Emily Tripp is the Publisher and Editor of She holds marine science and biology degrees from the University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science and a Master of Advanced Studies degree in Marine Biodiversity and Conservation from Scripps Institution of Oceanography. When she's not writing about marine science, she's probably running around outside or playing with her dog. .


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