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Ringling students mix ocean science and art
Ringling students mix ocean science and art

Sarasota, Florida -  Students at the Ringling College of Art and Design were challenged to use their artistic skills to help educate the public about ocean acidification, and they came through in a big way. 

Student projects entered in Mote's "The Art of Marine Science" contest included a board game, comic books, and an experiment kit and video for budding scientists.

Those projects were part of a course taught by a Mote scientist and they earned top honors at a recent awards ceremony.

Ocean acidification happens when seawater becomes more acidic than before and that can be harmful to coral reefs and shellfish.

The first place project was the "Battle for the Reef" board game created by students Soo Kang, Isabela Littger, Diem Tran and Ann Passchier.