These resources can be used to help celebrate World Ocean Day which was started to encourage people to unite and take action to protect and restore the ocean.

Some of the resources look at how changes in the climate affect the oceans, such as acidification, and the consequences for biodiversity. Others look at the importance of ocean currents, the role of sea ice in climate change, and the consequences of rising temperatures on coastal cities.

The effect of plastics on ocean dwelling organisms and the environment are also covered.



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Ocean acidification: Does carbon dioxide affect the pH of seawater and how does acidity affect the strength of seashells?

This resource provides a set of videos and a practical investigation aimed at supporting working scientifically in the classroom and relating science to real world experiences. In the first video Professor Brian Cox joins a teacher to find out how to set up and run an investigation into the effect of increasing...

Rockpools and Ocean Acidification

In this podcast from Planet Earth Online and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Sue Nelson visits the Anglesey coast of north Wales to learn what these mini marine laboratories can tell us about the value of biodiversity.

The effects of climate change range from rising temperatures and...

Do you like your oceans still or sparkling?

The oceans are become more acidic. This is due to an increase in carbon dioxide in the atmosphere through the ...

Ocean acidification and carbon dioxide absorption

Many sea creatures such as crabs and shell fish are affected greatly by the levels of acid and temperatures of the ocean they live in as it prevents their outer shell development. This can lead to a depletion in numbers and a knock on effect along the food chain.

These resources include practical activities...