in the great barrier reef
Where is the great barrier reef located
The great barrier reef is located off the coast of Queensland, Australia, in the Coral Sea.
The latitude and longitude of the Reef is
18.2861° S, 147.7000° E
Ocean acidification is the decrease in the pH of the Earth's oceans, which is caused by the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.
Oil spills, coal plants, offshore oil and gas drilling, plastics, marine debris, and more.
Pollution and contaminants entering the Reefs
What Effects does ocean Acidification cause on marine life
Carbon dioxide is corrosive for the shells and skeletons of many marine organisms such as- Corals, sea urchins, some marine plankton, marine snails, and crabs.
These effects will cause coral reefs bleaching and death,
the base of the food chain is reduced, causing a ripple effect
along the food chain.