Site exposed to very high concentrations of CO2 where coral developement ceases to exist. Credit: Katharina Fabricius
Site exposed to very high concentrations of CO2 where coral developement ceases to exist. Credit: Katharina Fabricius

By Claire

If you’re looking for a bit of mental stimulation tonight, there is a documentary airing on SBS at 7:30pm that may be of interest.

The doco is titled, “Acid Ocean” and explores the acidifying ocean, caused by increased CO2 levels in the atmosphere.

“Marine scientists across the world are racing to tackle the most urgent environmental challenge facing our planet today – ocean acidification. From the icy polar seas to the world’s most pristine coral reefs we track the latest scientific research. Heading the investigation is Dr Katharina Fabricius from the Australian Institute of Marine Science. She’s made a game-changing discovery. Nestled amongst Papua New Guinea’s stunning coral gardens is a unique reef – a window to the future of our oceans.”

Check out a sneak peak:

If you do miss it tonight, you can watch the program online on SBS On Demand, after it has gone to air (if you are in Australia).