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Some sea creatures are cute. Some are beautiful. Some are kind...

Some sea creatures are cute. Some are beautiful. Some are kind of weird. Without the ocean, we wouldn’t have any of them! Thanks, Ocean!

It’s a fine day for a shark-tagging trip! Our white shark...

It’s a fine day for a shark-tagging trip! Our white shark research team studies the habits and population size of this threatened species. Help us protect the future of the ocean—we promise you don’t have to put the tracker on the shark! 

Effects of elevated CO2 on early life history development of the yellowtail kingfish, Seriola lalandi, a large pelagic fish

An increasing number of studies have examined the effects of elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) and ocean acidification on marine fish, yet little is known about the effects on large pelagic fish. We tested the effects of elevated CO2 on the early life history development and behaviour of yellowtail kingfish, Seriola lalandi. Eggs and larvae were […]

Bacterioplankton community resilience to ocean acidification: evidence from microbial network analysis

Ocean acidification (OA), caused by seawater CO2 uptake, has significant impacts on marine calcifying organisms and phototrophs. However, the response of bacterial communities, who play a crucial role in marine biogeochemical cycling, to OA is still not well understood. Show More Summary

Marine microzooplankton are indirectly affected by ocean acidification through direct effects on their phytoplankton prey

To date there is little evidence to suggest that marine microzooplankton are directly affected by ocean acidification (OA), and few studies have explored indirect effects of OA on microzooplankton. Microzooplankton grazing behavior is...Show More Summary

Temperature control and carbonate system manipulation in a land-based mesocosm experiment

Warming and acidification of the oceans are two major drivers of climate change. Mesocosm facilities are a powerful tool for studying the impact of warming and acidification on planktonic ecosystems. This study presents one of the few existing systems for controlling temperature in outdoor mesocosm enclosures. Two temperature targets (25, 28°C) were maintained with very […]

Take a deep breath. Now another. One of those two lungfuls of...

Take a deep breath. Now another. One of those two lungfuls of air was provided by phytoplankton, which produce at least 50% of Earth’s oxygen. This Thanksgiving we’re giving props to the ocean for everything it gives us. Thanks, Oce...

How do you feel about ice baths?

Our sea otters love them! This Marine Mammal Monday, learn what it’s like to have the densest fur in the animal kingdom. 

Laboratory simulation system, using Carcinus maenas as the model organism, for assessing the impact of CO2 leakage from sub-seabed injection and storage

The capture and storage of CO2 in sub-seabed geological formations has been proposed as one of the potential options to decrease atmospheric CO2 concentrations in order to mitigate the abrupt and irreversible consequences of climate change. Show More Summary

Comparative studies on the effects of seawater acidification caused by CO2 and HCl enrichment on physiological changes in Mytilus edulis

The present medium term (21 d) study was performed to evaluate the effects of HCl or CO2-induced acidified seawater (pH 7.7, 7.1 or 6.5; control: pH 8.1) on the physiological responses of the blue mussel, Mytilus edulis, at different levels of biological organization. The results demonstrate that: (1) either HCl or CO2 enrichment had significant […]

Journée «acidification des océans» – Changement climatique et biodiversité, 27 Novembre 2015, Maison des Océans, Paris (in French)

L’évènement se déroulera le 27 novembre après-midi. à partir de 13h30 à la Maison des Océans, 195 rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris. La FRB, le Ministère de l’Ecologie, du Développement durable et de l’Energie et l’Institut océanographique – Fondation Albert 1er, Prince de Monaco organisent une session d’échanges sur les enjeux de recherche relatif à l’acidification […]

Today’s Seaweed Sunday takes us to the surf-splashed rocks of...

Today’s Seaweed Sunday takes us to the surf-splashed rocks of the high intertidal zone. Critters here have to hold on tight and ride out the waves, but this black urban snail looks pretty cozy nestled in a bed of Mazzaella flaccida and Mazzaella affinis.

11-22-15 The Hydrophones Are Great!

Sunday, November 22nd...looking from the west side...a humpback going up island, late morning, about 2 miles off shore......a private boater coming down island about a quarter mile from shore...they stopped...Dall's porpoise proceeded...Show More Summary

11-21-15 Humpbacks Again

Saturday, November 21st...out on Peregrine to go many humpbacks? started out earlier in the day that there were several somewhere, possibly up to nine......not sure where they all went, but watching these two humpbacks...Show More Summary

Cephalopod celebration!

Cephalopod celebration!: Cuttlefish romantic drama? Octopuses hunting prey? Tune in to our cephalopodcast for behind-the- scenes tales from the Tentacles exhibition!

A changing future for gray whales

A changing future for gray whales: It’s almost gray whale season in Monterey Bay! These animals have one of the longest migrations of any mammal, timed by the ebb and flow of sea ice. Learn how a changing ocean is affecting these beloved seasonal visitors.

The Oceans 2015 Initiative: what future for the ocean? UNFCCC COP21 side event organised by the Monegasque Association for Ocean Acidification (AMAO), 3 December 2015

Date & time: 3 December 2015, 11.30-13.00 Location: COP21 in Le Bourget, Climate Generation Area, Room 1 The Oceans 2015 Initiative was launched to provide COP 21 negotiators with key information on how the future ocean will look like depending on C02 emissions pathways. This side-event will describe the main findings on future changes in […]

Coral reefs will vanish by 2100, warn experts

Kota Kinabalu: Coral reefs will disappear by 2100 as ocean acidification intensifies in tandem with climate change, top brass speakers warned at the 1st Sulu Sulawesi Sea (SSS) Conference at Universiti Malaysia Sabah, Wednesday.”I didn’t plug that prediction out of the sky, I got it from a study on the state of marine ecoregions,” said […]

The B.C. scallop farmer’s acid test

Rob Saunders points a flashlight into the depths of an immense plastic tank at his hatchery, illuminating millions of scallop larvae as tiny as dust particles. “Think of these as canaries in a coal mine,” says the marine biologist turned embattled shellfish farming CEO. It is here at Island Scallops’ facility in Qualicum Beach, located […]

Marine invasive species may be ‘Winners’ due to rising CO2 emission levels

“We are witnessing the spread of marine life that cause problems – such as toxic jellyfish blooms and rotting algal mats. Pathogens like cholera don’t recognise national borders so seawater warming is a health issue for cities like London, and nobody knows what organisms will spread and cause problems as Arctic shipping routes open up,” says […]

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