The Acid Test

When you think about the impact of climate change on the reef, you probably think about coral bleaching. Few people have heard about ocean acidification, but for many marine scientists this is an even more worrying issue… just harder to explain because you can’t see the impacts as easily as you can see bleached coral.

However, Acid Test, a new documentary starring Sigourney Weaver, produced by the National Resources Defence Council (NRDC) explains ocean acidification in terms we can all understand.

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The outlook for the Great Barrier Reef

At Reef Teach we often get asked about the future of the Great Barrier Reef e.g. how will climate change affect the reef, what about shark fishing, pollution, etc. Obviously we don’t have time to talk very much about these issues during our evening presentations. However, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority has recently published the Great Barrier Reef Outlook Report 2009 which considers many of these questions. Continue reading