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Find your inner child at the Aquarium. Kids aren’t the only ones...

Find your inner child at the Aquarium. Kids aren’t the only ones who love the wave crash. Regress every 30 seconds. We won’t tell. Plan your visit  (©Expedia.com/pictures)...

3-27-15 Find Us If You Can!

Thursday, March 26th...Find Us If You Can! relates to what happened on Thursday......10:00 a.m. I hear about 5 seconds of J pod calls over the Orca Sound hydrophones......I spend the next one and a half hours at Lime Kiln scanning for them......others spent the day looking for them...... Show More Summary

It’s spring break—you otter be lounging poolside...

It’s spring break—you otter be lounging poolside with us! For the next two weeks, we’re open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. And for members, we open at 9:00 a.m. on weekends! Plan your visit (Photo: Hannah Ban-Weiss)

Four New Opportunities to Join Ocean Doctor in Cuba

Four NEW Opportunities to Join Our Award-Winning Travel Program in Cuba! Join Ocean Doctor for your trip to Cuba! We have been conducting ocean research and conservation work in Cuba since 2000 and we invite you to take part in our award-winning and unforgettable educational trip to Cuba. Outside Magazine awarded Ocean Doctor’s trip its “Best […]

Disappearing ActAmong camouflage-crazy cephalopods, the Hawaiian...

Disappearing Act Among camouflage-crazy cephalopods, the Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) is probably this family’s overachiever. It spends most of its time buried under sand or mud, going so far as to even glue grains of sand to its body to make sure it’s well hidden. Show More Summary

Effects of ocean acidification on the marine calcium isotope record at the Paleocene–Eocene Thermal Maximum

Carbonates are used extensively to reconstruct paleoclimate and paleoceanographic conditions over geologic time scales. However, these archives are susceptible to diagenetic alteration via dissolution, recrystallization and secondary precipitation, particularly during ocean acidification events when intense dissolution can occur. Show More Summary

Effects of ocean acidification caused by rising CO2 on the early development of three mollusks

Increasing atmospheric CO2 can decrease seawater pH and carbonate ions, which may adversely affect the larval survival of calcareous animals. In this study, we simulated future atmospheric CO2 concentrations (800, 1500, 2000 and 3000 ppm) and examined the effects of ocean acidification on the early development of 3 mollusks (the abalones Haliotis diversicolor and H. […]

The electric coral acid test

Last Wednesday afternoon, a group of scientists and a handful of lucky onlookers crowded around a heap of computer monitors onboard a NOAA research vessel in between Santa Cruz and Anacapa islands. In the middle of this scrum were two men controlling a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) 500 feet beneath the boat’s hull. Later in the […]

seafoodwatch:James Beard Award Finalists Include Sustainable...

seafoodwatch: James Beard Award Finalists Include Sustainable Seafood Champions Each year, the James Beard Foundation honors the nation’s top culinary professionals. We’re proud to see so many Seafood Watch champions among the 2015 finalists. Show More Summary

Did you know that our crown jellies grew up in a rubber room?...

Did you know that our crown jellies grew up in a rubber room? Well, sort of. We’re the first ones to ever raise them to adulthood, thanks in part to a unique enclosure that uses common bubble wrap to keep them safe and secure.  On exhibit in the Jellies Experience! 

Shell-shocked: ocean acidification likely hampers tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean

A University of Colorado Boulder study shows a ubiquitous type of phytoplankton — tiny organisms that are the base of the marine food web – appears to be suffering from the effects of ocean acidification caused by climate change. According to the study authors, the single-celled organism under study is a type of “calcifying” plankton […]

You are here! The newest version of our app uses Apple’s indoor...

You are here! The newest version of our app uses Apple’s indoor positioning. It’s never been easier toexplore the Aquarium—or to share the experience with your friends and family.  Our free app for iPhone and iPod touch now includes aninteractive map that highlights our exhibits, animals and amenities. Show More Summary

ARC Research Associate – Ocean acidification on benthic marine life

Job no: 493373 Work type: Fixed term – Full-time Location: Adelaide Categories: Faculty of Sciences Closing date: 10 April 2015 The University of Adelaide is one of Australia’s leading Group of Eight, research-intensive universities and is consistently ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world. Established in 1874, it is Australia’s third oldest […]

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that StingThe rainbow...

It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got that Sting The rainbow scorpionfish (Scorpaenodes xyris) belongs to a colorful – and poisonous – family, known for venomous spines along their dorsal ridge. Most species just cause a nasty sting in humans, but some members are deadly. Show More Summary

Best babysitter ever? A four-foot shark will produce a moment of...

Best babysitter ever? A four-foot shark will produce a moment of pause in anyone, at any age. Create your own future ocean steward today!(Photo: Ashley Schill)...

Stop! It’s hammertime. Marvel as majestic hammerhead...

Stop! It’s hammertime. Marvel as majestic hammerhead sharks gracefully glide past torpedo-shaped tuna—without leaving your desk. Watch our Open Sea exhibit cam(Photo: Christopher Michel)...

How thick are the windows in our famous Kelp Forest exhibit?...

How thick are the windows in our famous Kelp Forest exhibit? This photo should give you an idea! They’re made of acrylic, and are regularly (and carefully!) buffed to ensure perfect viewing. Explore this exhibit from the inside—with our live cam(Photo by Erik Teetzel)

Ocean acidification may aggravate social-ecological trade-offs in coastal fisheries

Ocean Acidification (OA) will influence marine ecosystems by changing species abundance and composition. Major effects are described for calcifying organisms, which are significantly impacted by decreasing pH values. Direct effects on commercially important fish are less well studied. Show More Summary

Won’t you put these two on your bucket list? You can watch our...

Won’t you put these two on your bucket list? You can watch our otters live every day via web cam. Feedings at 10:30, 1:30 and 3:30! Tune in to our otter cam...

Armed and spiky! As the spiny king crab prowls the deep seafloor...

Armed and spiky! As the spiny king crab prowls the deep seafloor for smaller crabs and sea stars, its pointy protective shell scares off predators. Learn more

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