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Growing mussels and giant kelp in San Pedro at the first offshore shellfish ranch in federal waters

Once home to the nation’s busiest tuna canneries and a Japanese American fishing village, Terminal Island is decades away from the thriving seafood industry of its past. But thanks to Catalina Sea Ranch, a pioneering research and business venture, that stretch of land between San Pedro and Long Beach is now at the forefront of sustainable […]

Ocean acidification in Southeast, tribal network seeks regional impact (audio and text)

Wrangell and fourteen other tribes have participated in the Southeast Alaska Tribal Ocean Research program, collecting clams and cockles for paralytic shellfish poison testing. The Sitka Tribe of Alaska heads the initiative and now wants to get a baseline for ocean acidification in the region. Show More Summary

Kon-Tiki2 expedition 2015-2016: scientific cruise report

The Kon-Tiki2 Expedition was partly an anthropogenic exploration and partly an interdisciplinary oceanic and atmospheric research expedition. As a research expedition it was unique for three reasons: 1) The type of vessel used, 2) the timing of the expedition, and 3) the geographical location. The scientific program was run onboard the ancient design balsa rafts, […]

Understanding feedbacks between ocean acidification and coral reef metabolism

Biogeochemical feedbacks from benthic metabolism have been hypothesized as a potential mechanism to buffer some effects of ocean acidification on coral reefs. The article in JGR-Oceans by DeCarlo et al. demonstrates the importance of benthic community health on this feedback from Dongsha Atoll in the South China Sea. Takeshita Y., in press. Understanding feedbacks between […]

noaasanctuaries: Seabird selfie!  Each year, Laysan albatrosses...

noaasanctuaries: Seabird selfie!  Each year, Laysan albatrosses return to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge within Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument to breed and lay their eggs. This one tried to get acquainted with theShow More Summary

You Had Me at Seaweed-based Glitter

As I was doing my morning internet perusing, I came across this fun video of a glittery bath bomb making a heinous mess is someones tub. I love me the glittery things, so naturally I was intrigued, but what really caught my attention was that this magical shiny substance wasn’t plastics-based like most glitter, but […]

A skeleton shrimp in silhouette searches for sustenance with...

A post shared by Monterey Bay Aquarium (@montereybayaquarium) on Feb 26, 2017 at 10:15am PST A skeleton shrimp in silhouette searches for sustenance with much zeal—if not mass—perched on a blade of Zostera eel grass.

How do sanctuary scientists study invasive lionfish?

noaasanctuaries: Join us on Facebook on Monday, February 27th at 2:30p.m. CST (3:30 EST, 12:30 PST) to find out! We’ll be broadcasting lionfish dissections in real time on Facebook Live.  In recent years, Indo-Pacific lionfish populations...Show More Summary

pbsdigitalstudios: Those hundreds of powerful suckers on octopus...

pbsdigitalstudios: Those hundreds of powerful suckers on octopus arms do more than just stick. They actually smell and taste.  This contributes to a massive amount of information for the octopus’s brain to process, so the octopus depends on its eight arms for help. NEW from @kqedscience‘s DEEP LOOK

Those suckers aren’t just for giving our aquarists octopus...

Those suckers aren’t just for giving our aquarists octopus hickeys! Check out the latest Deep Look video from @kqedscience to see how octopuses use their amazing arms and suckers to hunt, eat and explore their world:

kingdomy:  A southern right whale hovers inches over the sandy...

kingdomy:  A southern right whale hovers inches over the sandy sea floor by Brian J Skerry

This deep-sea jelly looks like something from a dream

A beautiful jelly was just sighted by the Ocean Explorer as they cruise the deep sea near American Samoa live at According to Dr. Allen Collins–a zoologist at NOAA and the Smithsonian–this little jelly is a rhopalonematid trachymedusa. Show More Summary

Oh buoy, it’s National Engineers Week! At Monterey Bay Aquarium...

Oh buoy, it’s National Engineers Week! At Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI), engineers and scientists work together to develop tools—and buoy-balancing skills—to better understand our ocean. ???? : MBARI staffer Eric Fitzgerald

Dive into the relaxing rhythm of an underwater forest with our...

Dive into the relaxing rhythm of an underwater forest with our Kelp Forest Cam!

BIOACID Science Portrait – Maria Moreno de Castro: “A data detective tracking uncertainties”

Maria Moreno de Castro, modeler at Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht (HZG), became a scientist because she likes to solve mysteries. Just like a detective, she tries to track uncertainties in scientific findings. “Our daily life is full of uncertainties. In science it’s the same: There are many outcomes, any solutions, many responses that we are not certain and we […]

Investigating controls on boron isotope ratios in shallow marine carbonates

The boron isotope-pH proxy has been widely used to reconstruct past ocean pH values. In both planktic foraminifera and corals, species-specific calibrations are required in order to reconstruct absolute values of pH, due to the prevalence...Show More Summary

Acidification and warming affect prominent bacteria in two seasonal phytoplankton bloom mesocosms

In contrast to clear stimulatory effects of rising temperature, recent studies of the effects of CO2 on planktonic bacteria have reported conflicting results. To better understand the potential impact of predicted climate scenarios on...Show More Summary

Ocean acidification examined with organisations and institutes

The Science and Technology Committee holds its first evidence session to examine ‘ocean acidification’ with organisations that were involved with the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme, and with institutes that research ocean acidification in the UK’s overseas territories. Show More Summary

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