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Happy birthday to us—the big 32! Thanks to our many guests,...

Happy birthday to us—the big 32! Thanks to our many guests, members, volunteers and staff for being a part of this magical journey.???? ???? ???? Let’s get this party started! What’s your favorite Aquarium moment from the past 32 years? 

Join Us for Fiona’s Release!!

Fiona, a sub-adult loggerhead sea turtle, will be returned to her ocean home on Saturday, October 22nd at 10:00 am. Fiona was rescued at the end of July, just offshore of Crane Hammock Subdivision in Marathon. Fiona was emaciated and entangled in fishing line and had ingested fishing line. Treatment for Fiona included broad spectrum […]

The ocean acidification news stream celebrates its 10th birthday!

Can you believe it has been 10 years since the Ocean Acidification news stream featured its first post? On 5 July 2006, the news stream embarked on its mission to provide regular updates on ocean acidification-related activities – scientific papers, media coverage, jobs, meetings and other events etc., and it has turned into an essential […]

The effects of ocean acidification and a carbon dioxide capture and storage leak on the early life stages of the marine mussel Perna perna (Linneaus, 1758) and metal bioavailability

The study assesses the effects of carbon dioxide capture and storage (CCS) leaks and ocean acidification (OA) on the metal bioavailability and reproduction of the mytilid Perna perna. In laboratory-scale experiments, CCS leakage scenarios (pH 7.0, 6.5, 6.0) and one OA (pH 7.6) scenario were tested using metal-contaminated sediment elutriates and seawater from Santos Bay. […]

Coral bleaching, acidification and prevention

OUR sea floor is a habitat and is rich in species that produce calcium carbonate shells or skeletons called marine calcifiers. Sea urchins, sea stars, coralline algae, crustaceans and numerous mollusks, such as mussels, find their home here. According to experts, marine calcifiers play an important role in global biogeochemical cycles and serve important ecosystem […]

BIOACID Exhibition – “OCEAN ACIDIFICATION: The Other Carbon Dioxide Problem”

From the Arctic to the tropics, ocean acidification changes life in the sea. By absorbing manmade carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere, the ocean slows down global climate change. But in seawater, the greenhouse gas causes a chemical reaction with far-reaching consequences: carbonic acid is formed, and the pH drops. Many plants and animals that […]

What’s inside is outside! A raft of resident otters rests...

What’s inside is outside! A raft of resident otters rests wrapped in the wild kelp forest that inspired the creation of the Aquarium. We have the best neighbors!  Thanks to staffer Emily Simpson for the photo.

Some of the things we grow at the Aquarium: algae, cuttlefish...

Some of the things we grow at the Aquarium: algae, cuttlefish and future ocean stewards! With your help, we’re about to break ground on our Center for Ocean Education and Leadership.

PhD Studentship: The changing carbonate chemistry of the Southern Ocean, University of East Anglia

Deadline for applications: 8 January 2017! Start Date: October 2017 No. of positions available: 1 Supervisor: Dr Dorothee Bakker Project description The Southern Ocean is an important sink for the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) (Landschützer et al., 2015). This CO2 uptake reduces the pH and the carbonate ion concentration of ocean surface waters, a process known […]

Stanford researchers release virtual reality simulation that transports users to ocean of the future

Free science education software, available to anyone with virtual reality gear, holds promise for spreading awareness and inspiring action on the pressing issue of ocean acidification. Try to imagine what the world will look like if human-caused carbon-dioxide emissions aren’t curbed. Show More Summary

Boldness in a deep sea hermit crab to simulated tactile predator attacks is unaffected by ocean acidification

Despite rapidly growing interest in the effects of ocean acidification on marine animals, the ability of deep-sea animals to acclimate or adapt to reduced pH conditions has received little attention. Deep-sea species are generally thought...Show More Summary

Estimating total alkalinity in the Washington State coastal zone: complexities and surprising utility for ocean acidification research

Evidence of ocean acidification (OA) throughout the global ocean has galvanized some coastal communities to evaluate carbonate chemistry variations closer to home. An impediment to doing this effectively is that, often, only one carbonate system parameter is measured at a time, while two are required to fully constrain the inorganic carbon chemistry of seawater. In […]

Consequences of elevated CO2 exposure across multiple life stages in a coastal forage fish

Ocean acidification may impact the fitness of marine fish, however, studies reporting neutral to moderate effects have mostly performed short-term exposures to elevated CO2, whereas longer-term studies across life stages are still scarce. Show More Summary

Branches and plates of the morphologically plastic coral Porites rus are insensitive to ocean acidification and warming

This study tested the hypothesis that intraspecific morphological plasticity within a scleractinian coral elicits differential responses to elevated PCO2 and temperature. In Mo’orea, French Polynesia, two short-term laboratory experiments (21 and 14 days) were conducted to test the effects of PCO2 (400 vs. Show More Summary

Assessing and managing stressors in a changing marine environment

We are facing a dynamic future in the face of multiple stressors acting individually and in combination: climate change; habitat change/loss; overfishing; invasive species; harmful algal blooms/eutrophication; and, chemical contaminants. Show More Summary

Welcome to feeding time in the Kelp Forest exhibit. Our...

Welcome to feeding time in the Kelp Forest exhibit. Our resident leopard sharks, giant sea bass and the rest of the kelp forest community dine on sustainable, restaurant-quality seafood—and don’t even need to make a reservation! YouShow More Summary

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