By Rachel Mortimer | Posted: Wednesday June 24, 2020
This class has spent three days at the Portobello Marine Centre developing an independent investigation related to ocean acidification.
Prior to coming, they had been writing a socioscientific report on ocean acidification for an internal standard. They then had to choose an aspect to investigate practically when they came out to the marine centre. They have been lowering the pH to predicted ocean pH levels by 2100 and seeing what effect this has on either sea stars, crabs, seaweed, bryozoans, pāua shells or cockles. They will write up a report for a second internal standard.
It has been a wonderful opportunity to participate in some science in the field with more sophisticated probes etc using the university equipment.