The coffee hadn’t kicked in yet, but there is an unspoken excitement in the air despite the constant drizzle working its way through well-worn Gore-Tex. The tide is dropping to low, and this team of a dozen scientists has biodiversity to study.
Oceans are typically favorable for animals to build their skeletons. But as the ocean absorbs more carbon dioxide, it becomes increasingly difficult for creatures to make shells. Here are five ways the Hakai Institute contributes to tracking ocean acidification in the North Pacific.