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Climate change vulnerability assessment for the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument

Ocean acidification is among the stressors assessed in a recently launched NOAA report titled “Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment for the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument”. Wagner D. & Polhemus D.A. (Eds.), 2016. Climate change vulnerability assessment for the Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument, 99 pp. Show More Summary

Uncharted waters: an uncertain future for Dungeness crabs on U.S. West Coast (text and video)

E360 Video Contest Award Winner Dungeness crab is one of the most valuable commercial fisheries on the U.S. West Coast, worth nearly $170 million in Washington, Oregon, and California in 2014. These crabs are also a vital part of the region’s marine food web, their larvae serving as prey for numerous fish species. But as […]

Ocean acidification effects on Atlantic cod larval survival and recruitment to the fished population

How fisheries will be impacted by climate change is far from understood. While some fish populations may be able to escape global warming via range shifts, they cannot escape ocean acidification (OA), an inevitable consequence of the dissolution of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in marine waters. Show More Summary

Boat Strike Turtles: Yoshi, Cristiane, and Ren

Over the past few months, we have admitted quite a few sea turtles with boat strike injuries. Yoshi came in March 13th with a wound on the top of his most likely caused by a boat. Luckily it just grazed the surface, but it still caused a bit of a headache. Yoshi also arrived with […]

Time to wake up: Coral reefs and ocean acidification (video)

Sen. Whitehouse discusses the calamity unfolding in our oceans as billions of tons of carbon pollution drive ocean acidification and warm our seas, leading to massive bleaching of the world’s coral reefs. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse Youtube channel, 27 April 2016. Video.Filed under: Presentations, Web sites and blogs

Public Sea Turtle Release Saturday June 11th

Join us on Saturday June 11th at Sombrero Beach to release Bubbles! We will arrive at 10 am and release Bubbles at 10:30 am. Bubbles, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtles was rescued by Troop 686 on March 15th where she was found floating and unable to dive off of Scout Key. X-rays revealed an intestinal […]

A longitudinal study of Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) larval development: isotope shifts during early shell formation reveal sub-lethal energetic stress

Three cohorts of Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) larvae at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery (WCH) in Netarts Bay, Oregon, were monitored for stable isotope incorporation and biochemical composition: one in May 2011 and two in August 2011. Along with measures of growth and calcification, we present measurements of stable isotopes of carbon in water, algal food, […]

The Turtle Hospital Returns to Cuba with Advanced Technology

Only 90 miles of ocean, teeming with marine life lies between the United States and Cuba. An ocean that does not recognize political boundaries. On July 1st, 2016 cooperative efforts of historic proportions resulted in the first satellite tagged sea turtles from a nesting beach in Cuba that can be tracked by the general public […]

Simulated leakage of high pCO2 water negatively impacts bivalve dominated infaunal communities from the Western Baltic Sea

Carbon capture and storage is promoted as a mitigation method counteracting the increase of atmospheric CO2 levels. However, at this stage, environmental consequences of potential CO2 leakage from sub-seabed storage sites are still largely unknown. Show More Summary

Public Sea Turtle Release Friday 7/22 at 10:30 am

Do you know where a sea turtle goes after rehab?  Join us on Friday, July 22nd on Sombrero Beach at 10:30 a.m. for a very special public sea turtle release!   Fleming, a juvenile green sea turtle will be released back to the wild, fitted with a satellite transmitter as part of Tour de Turtles […]

Development of Euphausia pacifica (krill) larvae is impaired under pCO2 levels currently observed in the Northeast Pacific

Despite the critical importance of euphausiids in marine food webs, little ocean acidification (OA) research has focused on them. Euphausia pacifica is a dominant and trophically important species of euphausiid throughout the North Pacific and the California Current Ecosystem, where low pH conditions are occurring in advance of those in the global ocean. We assessed […]

natureconservancy: Two sea otters backstroking across the...

natureconservancy: Two sea otters backstroking across the glassy surface of Elkhorn Slough between Santa Cruz and Monterey. Elkhorn is a seven mile long estuary and home to California’s densest population of sea otters. Read more from...Show More Summary

Follow Fleming!

Fleming, the green sea turtle we released last Friday, was tagged with a satellite transmitter. This allows us to track her as she continues her journey. Follow Fleming online at www.tourdeturtles.org.  Tour de Turtles is a project through Sea Turtle Conservancy where turtles are tagged and participate in a mock “race.” Each turtle races for a […]

Aragonite saturation states and pH in western Norwegian fjords: seasonal cycles and controlling factors, 2005–2009

The uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) by the ocean leads to a process known as ocean acidification (OA), which lowers the aragonite saturation state (?Ar) and pH, and this is poorly documented in coastal environments including fjords due to lack of appropriate observations. Here we use weekly underway data from the Voluntary Observing Ships […]

Beachcomber quiz! Q: How do you tell a sand dollar skeleton...

Beachcomber quiz!  Q: How do you tell a sand dollar skeleton (a.k.a. its test) from a living sand dollar?  A: A sand dollar test is white and smooth, while a live sand dollar is covered with tiny dark purple spines, so it’s fuzzy looking.  How about you, have you ever come across sand dollars or their tests before?

Caught a glimpse of a bottlenose dolphin pod race off our back...

Caught a glimpse of a bottlenose dolphin pod race off our back deck! (video: staffer Beth Scrutton)

pbsdigitalstudios: Conceived in the open sea, tiny...

pbsdigitalstudios: Conceived in the open sea, tiny spaceship-shaped sea urchin larvae search the vast ocean to find a home. After this incredible odyssey, they undergo one of the most remarkable (and a bit awkward) transformations in nature.  We’re urchin you to watch this video!

DYK our aviculturists play recordings of mother plovers...

DYK our aviculturists play recordings of mother plovers cheeping to coax eggs into hatching and to sooth orphaned plover chicks? Visit our blog for a behind the scenes look (and listen!) inside our wild bird rehabilitation center.

8-20-16 An Orca-Filled Day

Saturday, August 20th...it began at 5:15 a.m. when echolocation clicks came over the Lime Kiln hydrophones...a J Pod call or two I heard before running out the door...not sure just why - it was dark out there still...was able to see some as they moved up island...... Show More Summary

Say hello to Selka!

Hold on to your hearts, sea otter fans; Selka, our new resident sea otter has arrived! Selka AKA Otter 595 We first met Selka four years ago when she stranded in Cayucos, California as a one-week-old pup. Sea Otter Program staff responded...Show More Summary

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