More than a quarter of the CO2 released to the air by human activities is absorbed by the world’s oceans.
This helps buffer global climate change, but also causes seawater to acidify.
This acidification may threaten the delicate balance of life in our oceans.
Take a look below at the research NIWA and its partners are carrying out into this important global issue.
NIWA is working with a range of national and international partners to understand the impact of ocean acidification and to look for solutions.
You can find out more about our activities at: