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Consistent with these historical observations are the reported experimental studies 9 that show that calciferous marine organisms are much more immune to the effects of ocean acidification than is usually supposed. In fact these experiments suggest that even for some of the extreme projections of ocean acidification most of the organisms are likely to survive or adapt.
EDUCATION CONNECTION The resources included in this collection will provide support to teachers who are educating students about the cause and effects of ocean acidification. Some of the websites help teachers to provide background information in the form of videos and other multimedia activities. Links to data sources allow students to access real-time information about carbon dioxide levels in seawater and in the atmosphere. Lessons are included that will provide ideas on how to use this data with students. Ocean acidification is a problem impacts the ocean ecosystem as well as commercial industries like oyster farms. This topic can be taught in conjunction with lessons about food webs and ecosystems, the environmental impacts of climate change and CO 2 emissions, and chemistry lessons concerning real-life applications.