Ocean Acidification

In my time as a diver, it’s been my privilege to meet with, train with, dive with and drink beers with some of the most interesting scientists in Canada; both established and up and coming. Last summer, Kat Anderson was trudging back and forth from the labs on the bottom floor of the Rix Centre and the abandoned (and possibly haunted?) abalone hatchery. Her task involved the creation of dozens of tiny tide pools and laying hundreds of metres of line to pipe CO2 into them. Now, she’s been covered by CBC!

Great work Kat! Keep up the good work in Bamfield!

On this note, Ocean acidification is serious business that threatens not only coastal habitats, but the entire food web in the ocean and of the people who depend on the ocean for food or a lively hood. More to follow this weekend!

About the author

Graeme is a professional diver, qualified as a PADI and SDI Divemaster, DCBC 40m Unrestricted Commercial Scuba Diver, 30m Restricted Surface Supply diver, and CAUS Scientific Diver Lv.2. Graeme has an Associate Degree of Arts in Environmental Studies, where he focused on archaeology and physical geography, and an Advanced GIS certificate.