Support for this video was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Kresge Foundation, and various organizations within Rutgers University, including the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station, Rutgers Climate Institute, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, New Jersey Climate Change Alliance, and New Jersey Climate Change Resource Center.

What Is Ocean Acidification and How Does It Affect Marine Life?

Ocean acidification is often described as climate change’s “equally evil twin.” Like climate change, the principal cause of acidification in the open ocean is an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2), with potentially harmful ecological and economic consequences.