Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification is quickly becoming one of the major issues facing the future of our oceans.

This page is intended to post timely and accurate information emerging from the scientific community to engage and inform you of the history, the current situation and things we can all do to minimize this disastrous growing global phenomenon.

  • National Geographic, April 2011 – The Acid Test
  • The European Project on Ocean Acidification – EPOCA – has two brochures on ocean acidification – the facts, available in five languages.

1)  A special introductory guide for policy advisers and decision makers
2)  Making it clear – A fresh look at the global problem of ocean acidification for those people who want to know a little more


The Department of Fisheries & Oceans has released their 2011 State of the Ocean Report for the Pacific North Coast Integrated Management Area. To view the report click here.


Additionally, the Vancouver Island University’s Centre for Shellfish Research tracks updates on released information concerning ocean acidification. Click here to go to their page.

News Articles:

Ocean acidification’s human impact – Jan. 24, 2013

Coral Reefs and Shellfish Battle Acidifying Oceans – PBS, December 5, 2012

Ocean acidification threatens global shellfish stocks, Aug. 9, 2012 – Reuters TV

World’s oceans get an acid bath, University of Miami, Feb.22, 2012

Ocean acidification warning to Durban climate negotiators to act on reducing CO2 emissions, Climate IMC, Dec 2, 2011

Acid truth about our oceans: action to limit acidification, International Union for Conservation of Nature, Nov.29, 2011

Massive Oyster Die-offs Show Ocean Acidification Has Arrived – Yale University, November 21, 2011

An acidic ocean threatens shellfish farms – Globe & Mail, Oct. 31, 2011

 The Great Oyster Crash and Why Ocean Acidification Is “A Ticking Time Bomb” for Both Marine Life and Humanity – Sept.14, 2011

Acidic Sea Upsets Diversity – Stanford University, Sept 14, 2011

Ocean Acidification: Beyond the Carbon Debate – The independant.co.uk, Sept. 9, 2011

On Ocean Acidification, Are You a Banker or a Gambler? – The Tyee, August 10, 2011

Study Assesses Nations’ Vulnerabilities to Reduced Mollusk Harvests from Ocean Acidification – Aug.8, 2011

Study: Changes to ocean expected to damage shellfish around world – CNN, July 18, 2011

Oceans at high risk of unprecedented Marine extinction scientists warn – June 27, 2011

Ocean acidification is latest manifestation of global warmingMay 30,2011


From CHEK News, October 15, 2011