Masasinge T. Hideos, a Palauan student attending University of Hawaii at Hilo, is participating in Palau International Coral Reef Center’s (PICRC) 2019 Summer Internship Program. This is the second time that Masasinge has interned with PICRC.
During him internship, Masasinge will be studying ocean acidification (OA) in Palau. As carbon dioxide (CO2) levels continue to increase, many of the CO2 will dissolve in the ocean, changing its chemistry, lowering it pH and making the ocean more acidic. The lowering of ocean pH or the ocean getting more acidic, is referred to as ocean acidification.