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Wind Power: Changing the Way We Live off the Earth

(Photo: Oceana) Earth Day has us contemplating our relationship with the blue planet in years to come. Last week, the latest report on climate change from the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) laid down...Show More Summary

CEO Note: Four Years After the BP Gulf Disaster

(Photo: Oceana) Yesterday marked the four-year anniversary of the 2010 BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Although several years have passed, the people, wildlife, and ecosystems of the Gulf are still struggling to recover from this disaster.

Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water

Fish will make themselves vulnerable by being attracted to predator odour and exhibiting bolder behaviour. Escalating carbon dioxide emissions will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain, joint Australian and US research has found. A study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, James Cook University and […]

A correlation between larval size and spat growth and development in coral species Porites astreoides : an approach to understanding the effects of ocean acidification on calcifying organisms

Ocean acidification poses an extreme threat to coral colony survival. The rise of carbon dioxide in atmospheric pressure decreases the seawater carbonate ion concentration resulting in lower rates of calcium carbonate deposition in coral skeletons. Show More Summary

A risk-based approach to evaluating northeast US fish community vulnerability to climate change

Risk assessment methods are used worldwide to evaluate threats posed by fisheries and other impacts on living marine resources, and to prioritize management of these threats. We derive a simplified risk analysis for aggregate fish communities as a preliminary tool to identify priorities for further detailed assessment. Because some of the largest observed rates of […]

Future climate scenarios for a coastal productive planktonic food web resulting in microplankton phenology changes and decreased trophic transfer efficiency

We studied the effects of future climate change scenarios on plankton communities of a Norwegian fjord using a mesocosm approach. After the spring bloom, natural plankton were enclosed and treated in duplicates with inorganic nutrients...Show More Summary

Drill, Spill, Repeat?

(Photo: Oceana) Four years ago, at approximately 9:56 PM on April 20, 2010, a massive fire and explosion onboard the Deepwater Horizon offshore drilling rig began an 87-day response nightmare that would become the worst environmental catastrophe in our nation’s history. Show More Summary

4-19-14 They Got to See Orcas in the Wild for the First Time!

Saturday, April 19th On with the rain gear, hold on to your hats, for whale watching at the adventurous level!...out on Maya's Westside Charters for a late afternoon trip...others had been with a group of transient killer whales forShow More Summary

Beyond the Plunder: The Misunderstood Life of Pirates

Buccaneers, Charlatans, Marauders, and Swashbucklers. Throughout the centuries, our booty-hoarding friends have been branded by many rather dubious labels. Yet seldom does the average gangplank groupie stop to appreciate the secret identities...Show More Summary

Energy metabolism and regeneration impaired by seawater acidification in the infaunal brittlestar, Amphiura filiformis

Seawater acidification due to anthropogenic release of CO2 as well as the potential leakage of pure CO2 from sub-seabed carbon capture storage sites (CCS) may impose a serious threat to marine organisms. Although infaunal organisms can be expected to be particularly impacted by decreases in seawater pH, due to naturally acidified conditions in benthic habitats, […]

Response of corals to ocean acidification: what can be learned from field studies?

It has been predicted that rates of coral calcification, as well as the photosynthetic rates of their symbiotic algae, will dramatically decline in response to what is typically referred to as an acidification of the world’s oceans, as the atmosphere’s CO2 concentration continues to rise in the years, decades, and centuries to come. As ever […]

Public Sea Turtle Release Saturday, April 19th. Come share in the excitement!

The Turtle Hospital is excited to announce a public sea turtle release scheduled for Saturday, April 19th promptly at 1:00 p.m.   Join us on Higg’s Beach behind Salute restaurant, 1000 Atlantic Blvd., Key West  as we cheer on Archer,...Show More Summary

Interactions between filamentous turf algae and coralline algae are modified under ocean acidification

Ocean acidification is a decrease in seawater pH and carbonate ion concentration due to increased uptake of atmospheric carbon dioxide by the world’s oceans. This has major implications for many marine organisms, particularly the calcifiers. Show More Summary

Principal Investigator/Scientist position: fate and impacts of ocean greenhouse gases

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) seeks a Principal Investigator (PI) to develop and direct a small team working in the general area of the fate and impacts of ocean greenhouse gases. A Ph.D. in the physical or biological sciences, D.Eng., or equivalent is required. Applicants who are at an early- to mid-stage in […]

Octocoral tissue provides protection from declining oceanic pH

Increase in anthropogenic pCO2 alters seawater chemistry and could lead to reduced calcification or skeleton dissolution of calcifiers and thereby weaken coral-reef structure. Studies have suggested that the complex and diverse responses in stony coral growth and calcification, as a result of elevated pCO2, can be explained by the extent to which their soft tissues […]

Hands Across the Sand

(Photo: Alex Johnson) If you love your local waterways or oppose offshore drilling, we have an event for you. Hands Across the Sand is the premiere worldwide event to promote a clean energy future and to end our dependence on dirty fossil fuels. Show More Summary

Lost in an acid sea: a fish’s sense of smell

Acidic ocean water blunts the sense of smell in fish, making them bolder – perhaps recklessly so, according to a new study offering a glimpse of the oceans of the future. The findings suggest that, if greenhouse gas emissions continue unabated, fish could suffer debilitating behavioral effects. “If reef fish behavior does not adapt to […]

Rising ocean acidity levels affecting sea-life sense of smell (text and audio)

Scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Australian Institute of Marine Science say the acidic sea water is starting to disrupt the ocean’s food chain, damaging sea-life’s sense of smell – making it hard for fish to sniff out the predators they need to avoid and the prey they want to catch. VoR’s […]

Drill, Spill, Repeat: Shining a Light on the BP Gulf Disaster 4 Years Later

(Photo: Oceana / Melissa Forsyth) Last night, D.C residents might have noticed an unusual display outside of popular downtown landmarks like Union Station, the Postal Museum, and The National Gallery of Art. Leading up to the fourthShow More Summary

Getur verið dýrt að spara í hafrannsóknum (video, in Icelandic)

Media coverage on ocean acidification on Icelandic television. Video.    Filed under: Media coverage

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