This video was created for Ocean Conservancy’s Ocean Acidification program. The video discusses the new threat of acidification on the U.S. East Coast, where there are 1,000 shellfish businesses and farms, many of which are family-owned and operated. These small changes in seawater chemistry pose a serious threat to the livlihoods of these fmailies and the ecosytsems they depend on.
Each year, Ocean Conservancy holds the International Coastal Cleanup, where hundreds of thousands of people from around the world pick up trash off our beaches and record what they found. This section of the website was created to showcase this data.