1 April 2016
Annotated Bibliography: Ocean Acidification
Research Questions: What is ocean acidification? What are the causes? What are the consequences?
Blackford, Jerry C. "Predicting the Impacts of Ocean Acidification: Challenges from an Ecosystem Perspective." Journal of Marine Systems 60.2-4 (April 2010): 12-18. Science Direct. Web. 23 Mar. 2016. This journal answers all three of my posed research questions. Ocean acidification is marine uptake of carbon dioxide emissions. These emissions can come from two sources, anthropogenic: originating in human activity, and natural causes: respiration, decomposition, etc. The consequences range widely and greatly depend on future rates. There could …show more content…
Ludwig, Claudia, et al. "Ocean Acidification." The Science Teacher 82.6 (2015): 41-8.
ProQuest. Web. 28 Mar. 2016. This article is used by teachers to help teach students about ocean acidification. It gives a broad, easy to understand definition of ocean acidification, a harmful consequence of excess carbon dioxide in the atmosphere that poses a threat to marine life. There is a module to help understand the causes, processes and consequences of OA (ocean acidification). The blame in this article is put on human activity. The harm done could affect everything from phytoplankton to whales. It addresses the question of what is going to happen as the atmospheric carbon dioxide content continuously rises, one of my leading research questions, as well as how are