A Changing Ocean in a Changing Climate

It’s all over the news, students have been striking in the streets, governments are holding emergency meetings – climate change is something we can no longer ignore. Whilst there’s a lot of focus on the impacts we can see around us such as more severe weather, less attention is given to the changes occurring in the marine environment.

Did you know, the ocean absorbs about 30% of the carbon dioxide that is released in the atmosphere? This has led to ocean acidification – a change in the chemistry of the saltwater.

Watch this video to discover the science behind this change and a fun experiment you can do at home!

Interested in finding out more about the impacts of climate change on the ocean? To supplement this video, the team at Scottish Seabird Centre has compiled a library of resources for the whole family to learn more about climate change, how to contribute to research, and highlight ways we can all do our bit for the planet. 

Included in the pack:

Climate Change Fact Sheet
Kids activities
Guides ‘How to help the marine environment’ & ‘How to get involved in citizen science projects’
Podcast: ‘Global Warming with Professor John Baxter’
And more!


The Scottish Seabird Centre is a conservation and education charity (Registered Scottish Charity no. SCO25837) that inspires and educates people about the Scottish marine environment, motivating people to care for it and supporting conservation projects. For more information, please visit our website: www.seabird.org.