Let’s Solve the Dissolve

by Caia Koopman

Santa Cruz, USA – September 2021


Finding This Mural

730 Soquel Ave, Santa Cruz, CA 95062, USA

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Story Behind This Mural

Artist Statement

"Our oceans are facing so many hardships these days from human-caused climate change, plastic pollution, to massive overfishing, and much more, so it’s always an interesting challenge for me to pick a subject to focus on. My mural is titled Let's Solve the Dissolve, and is about ocean acidification and the fact that our oceans have become acidic enough to dissolve shells and kill coral. Our oceans have been absorbing nearly a third of all carbon emissions and 90% of excess atmospheric heat, in a sense saving us from the effects of catastrophic climate change so far, but there’s a limit to what they can do to help. Our excess CO2 + H2O = Carbonic Acid, so unless we want an ocean of acid we need to “Solve the Dissolve” together."

The Focus

Ocean acidification

Take Action

You can help save coral reefs by:

  • Reducing your carbon footprint.
  • Using reef-friendly sunscreen.
  • Only consuming sustainably caught sea life.
  • Being an ocean-minded voter.