The Rocky Intertidal Zone at Cabrillo National Monument is one of the most extreme ecosystems on earth, where plants and animals are tested every day. From the crashing waves on the shore at high tide to the intense wind and sun when the water recedes, this is an environment characterized by stress. If anything is to survive the daily strain of life along the waterline, preparation is essential. Today, ocean temperatures and pH levels are affected by increasing atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide. Find out how the inhabitants of the Rocky Intertidal Zone will pass the high stakes test of changing ocean chemistry in the video below.
Video brought to you by: NPS Climate Change Response Program, ConverSketch
*The watercolors from this video will be on display in our Art of Change exhibit beginning Summer 2018!*