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dailyotter: Vancouver Aquarium Takes in Tiny Sea Otter...

dailyotter: Vancouver Aquarium Takes in Tiny Sea Otter Pup! Vancouver Aquarium has taken in this sweet little guy and is caring for him day and night after he was found alone off the coast of Vancouver. The aquarium writes: A tiny male...Show More Summary

Jumping into the weekend like… a Risso’s dolphin in...

Jumping into the weekend like… a Risso’s dolphin in Monterey Bay! Delightful photo from Moss Landing by local photographer Joe Platko (IG: @hiimjoe88) Yes, we know—how is it a dolphin if it doesn’t have that classic “nose”?! The long...Show More Summary

Only One of These is Ramen Noodles

Nothing says college breakfast of champions more than the salty, stale goodness of Maruchan Ramen Noodle Soup. We’ve all been there…where Ramen is life…some of us might still be there…it’s okay friend. Which is why those visiting the California coast for summer vacation might be slightly confused on who dropped the Ramen in the ocean? […]

The Monterey Bay is doing its best impression of our sea nettle...

The Monterey Bay is doing its best impression of our sea nettle exhibit! This year has seen a return of the classic sea nettles blooms we experience outside of El Niño cycles. These sea nettles were filmed inside the Monterey harbor a few weeks ago, pushed in by the tides and currents.

It’s summer aka tufted puffin mating season, which means our...

It’s summer aka tufted puffin mating season, which means our puffins are strutting their stuff in their breeding plumage! Summer fashion for tufted puffins includes bright orange bill plates and feet, a white “mask” across the eyes, and of course, golden “tufts” of feathers on the head.

Predation in high CO2 waters: prey fish from high-risk environments are less susceptible to ocean acidification

Most studies investigating the effects of anthropogenic environmental stressors do so in conditions that are often optimal for their test subjects, ignoring natural stressors such as competition or predation. As such, the quantitative results from such studies may often underestimate the lethality of certain toxic compounds. Show More Summary

Ocean acidification alters the burrowing behaviour, Ca2+/Mg2+-ATPase activity, metabolism, and gene expression of a bivalve species, Sinonovacula constricta

Although the impacts of ocean acidification on fertilization, embryonic development, calcification, immune response, and behaviour have been well studied in a variety of marine organisms, the physiological and molecular mechanism manifesting acidification stress on behavioural response remains poorly understood. Show More Summary

Monitoring of offshore geological carbon storage integrity: implications of natural variability in the marine system and the assessment of anomaly detection criteria

Highlights Marine monitoring strategy for offshore geological storage integrity. Baseline pH variability characterised for the North Sea. Ability to distinguish anomalies of 0.01 pH from background variability. Characterisation of distinct potential storage sites. Show More Summary

Effects of ocean acidification and eutrophication on the macroalgae Ulva spp.

Ocean acidification is the increased absorption of atmospheric CO2 in seawater and the consequent decrease in pH. This phenomenon is occurring throughout the global oceans while land use changes and large human populations near coasts are linked to increased nutrient concentrations in seawater. Ulva spp. blooms caused by nutrient enrichment occur regularly in some parts […]

Inorganic carbon availability in benthic diatom communities: photosynthesis and migration

Diatom-dominated microphytobenthos (MPB) is the main primary producer of many intertidal and shallow subtidal environments, being therefore of critical importance to estuarine and coastal food webs. Owing to tidal cycles, intertidalShow More Summary

Ocean acidification sessions at 2018 Ocean Sciences Meeting

Several ocean acidification-related sessions are planned for the Ocean Sciences meeting in Portland, Oregon, USA, 11-16 February 2018. More information.Filed under: Meetings

noaasanctuaries: Dive into an undersea rainbow in Fagatele...

noaasanctuaries: Dive into an undersea rainbow in Fagatele Bay!  This beautiful coral reef is located within National Marine Sanctuary of American Samoa. Here in Fagatele Bay, you’ll find at least 271 species of fishes, 168 species of coral, and at least 1,400 species of algae and invertebrates – all in 0.25 square mile!  (Photo: David J. Ruck/NOAA)

Special Sea Turtle Release on Friday 7/21

Join us Friday July 21st on Sombrero Beach at 9:30 am! Join us on Friday July 21st on Sombrero Beach at 10 am for a very special public sea turtle release! Argus, a juvenile sea turtle will be released to the wild; fitted with a satellite transmitter as part of Tour de Turtles 2017! You […]

SEA OTTER PSA!In April, a White House executive order called for...

SEA OTTER PSA! In April, a White House executive order called for a review of national marine sanctuaries and monuments for oil and gas development. This is otterly worrisome, because oil spills are a fundamental threat to California’s sea otter population. Show More Summary

Acidifying oceans favor sea vermin

Scientists predict that in the next twenty years, the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) in our atmosphere will rise from the roughly 404 ppm it is now to over 450 ppm—and as a result, ecosystems worldwide will change. Many impacts will be particularly felt in our planet’s oceans. As atmospheric CO2 levels rise, more of the gas dissolves into […]

Team deciphers secrets of undersea chemical reaction; can it reduce CO2 in the atmosphere?

Scientists speed up a natural process that occurs deep in the ocean, raising the possibility that humans could help the Earth cope with greenhouse gases Scientists at USC and Caltech have accelerated a normally slow, natural chemical reaction by a factor of 500, which could store and neutralize carbon in the deepest recesses of the […]

Effects of elevated CO2 on phytoplankton community biomass and species composition during a spring Phaeocystis spp. bloom in the western English Channel

A 21-year time series of phytoplankton community structure was analysed in relation to Phaeocystis spp. to elucidate its contribution to the annual carbon budget at station L4 in the western English Channel (WEC). Between 1993–2014 Phaeocystis spp. contributed ?4.6% of the annual phytoplankton carbon and during the March ? May spring bloom, the mean Phaeocystis […]

The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

This summer, NOAA and partner scientists will conduct their most collaborative ocean acidification sampling of the Gulf of Mexico yet. Set to depart today, July 18th, the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cruise (GOMECC-3) will travel through international waters with 24 scientists from the United States, Mexico and Cuba on board. This comprehensive month-long […]

Snow Dragon to assess acidification of Arctic Ocean

The Chinese icebreaker Xuelong, or Snow Dragon, will set sail on Thursday for a research mission to discover the extent of acidification in the Arctic Ocean. It is internationally acknowledged that acidification — mainly caused by carbon dioxide emissions into the sea — is rising in the ocean and already covers a larger area, according […]

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