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Art and science: acidification

Art Meets Acidification

MIT-WHOI Joint Program student Sophie Chu studies changes in the ocean caused by ocean acidification, which strips seawater of the chemical building blocks that corals, clams, and other marine organisms need to make their shells.
 In 2012, Chu took part in an expedition to survey an especially vulnerable organism, pteropods, a small sea snail that serve as staple food for larger fish such as salmon. Chu also participated in a project called Synergy, in which scientists collaborated with artists to create artworks based on their research.

(Photo by Aleck Wang, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution)

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