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NSTA Daily Do: How can growing seaweed help mussels? Collection


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1 Our Beautiful Planet

Our Beautiful Planet is a series of compelling 5-to-7-minute science films highlighting the cutting edge research that climate scientists are doing to solve some of the world’s most pressing issues. NSTA and Kikim Media have partnered to launch these films and this collection of classroom-ready lesson plans that highlight the science and engineering practices scientists use to explain the phenomena of climate.

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2 The Superpowers of Seaweed (Our Beautiful Planet)

In Maine, marine biologists investigate a way to protect shellfish from the damage caused by one of the lesser-known consequences of climate change: the rising level of carbon dioxide in the ocean. CO2 makes sea water more acidic and that damages shells. Their experiment: raising mussels in close proximity to seaweed, which takes CO2 out of ocean water.

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3 Could seaweed save Maine's shellfish? (Island Institute) Web Page
4 Warming waters Journal Article