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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

An overview upon CO? – possible source of ocean acidification

The interest upon CO? concentrations introduced in the atmosphere by human activities enhances year after year because of the consequences on the atmosphere, land and oceans. Many studies showed that changes in the ocean carbon cycle are due to the absorption of anthropogenic CO? from the atmosphere. The increase of CO? has been correlated with […]

Alaska OA Network enters 2017 with new structure

As the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network approaches its first birthday, a new executive committee and a set of working groups are poised to help advance ocean acidification in Alaska. “We are very grateful for the broad spectrum of people who helped get the network off the ground,” said Darcy Dugan, the network director.  “As our interim steering […]

Advantages of incubating cuttlefish eggs in these staff-made...

Advantages of incubating cuttlefish eggs in these staff-made bubblers?  1) It keeps the eggs aerated and healthy.  2) It frees up mother cuttlefish’s time to lay more eggs.  3) DIY win! Learn how our cephalopod aquarists created these bubblers to raise cuttlefish behind the scenes

noaasanctuaries: A little Wednesday Wisdom: Wisdom, the oldest...

noaasanctuaries: A little Wednesday Wisdom: Wisdom, the oldest known bird in the wild, is a mother again!  Approximately 66 years old, Wisdom returns each year to Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge in Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument. Show More Summary

The secret to our kelp forest exhibit is in the engineering....

The secret to our kelp forest exhibit is in the engineering. Designed by Randy Hamilton and welded by David Packard, our plunger recreates the motion of the ocean necessary for giant kelp to grow.

Deep oceans face starvation by end of century

The deep ocean floor, earth’s largest habitat, will be starved of food by the end of this century, scientists have warned. New research published on open-access journal Elementa today shows that food supply to some areas of the Earth’s deep oceans will decline by up to half by 2100. Dr Andrew Sweetman, based at the Lyell Centre […]

Major impacts of climate change on deep-sea benthic ecosystems

The deep sea encompasses the largest ecosystems on Earth. Although poorly known, deep seafloor ecosystems provide services that are vitally important to the entire ocean and biosphere. Rising atmospheric greenhouse gases are bringing...Show More Summary

IMBIZO 5: “Marine biosphere research for a sustainable ocean: Linking ecosystems, future states and resource management”, 2-5 October 2017, Woods Hole, USA

Deadline for abstract submission: 30 May 2017! The fifth IMBeR IMBIZO (the Zulu word for a gathering) will be hosted by the Ocean, Carbon & Biogeochemistry Group at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, USA from 2-6 October 2017. IMBIZO 5 will follow the usual format of three concurrent but interacting workshops. The […]

Uncertain future for Southern Ocean phytoplankton

A new review of scientific research into the impact of climate change on Southern Ocean phytoplankton has revealed uncertainty about the future of the single-celled plants at the base of the ocean food chain, which play a key role in reducing atmospheric carbon. A range of climate-induced stressors, from warming seas and increased ocean acidification […]

Southern Ocean phytoplankton in a changing climate

Phytoplankton are the base of the Antarctic food web, sustain the wealth and diversity of life for which Antarctica is renowned, and play a critical role in biogeochemical cycles that mediate global climate. Over the vast expanse of the Southern Ocean (SO), the climate is variously predicted to experience increased warming, strengthening wind, acidification, shallowing […]

Experimental evidence of formation of transparent exopolymer particles (TEP) and POC export provoked by dust addition under current and high pCO2 conditions

The evolution of organic carbon export to the deep ocean, under anthropogenic forcing such as ocean warming and acidification, needs to be investigated in order to evaluate potential positive or negative feedbacks on atmospheric CO2 concentrations, and therefore on climate. Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: This little invertebrate is a Taylor’s sea...

noaasanctuaries: This little invertebrate is a Taylor’s sea hare!  These bright green sea slugs can be spotted on eel grass in West Coast sanctuaries like Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary.  (Photo: Jennifer Stock/NOAA)

Scott Pruitt and the EPA: One of these statements is not like the other

The EPA: The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment. Scott Pruitt’s first address to the EPA employees (paraphrased): Let’s all be civil and compromise. I learned about it in a book about the founding fathers. Alexander Hamilton said let’s reduce state debt. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison said, sure…but only if we […]

BREAKING CUTTLEFISH NEWS: Flamboyant cuttlefish hatchlings are...

BREAKING CUTTLEFISH NEWS: Flamboyant cuttlefish hatchlings are now on exhibit! These petite cephalopods hatched on January 6th and are just as dazzling as their parents—only tiny!

So yeah ocean sunfish are ridiculous, dolphins are @#$@&, and deep-sea anglerfish are monsters

Recently a couple of interesting posts sparked some introspection on how I view, label, and discuss the denizens of the oceans.  Carla Litchfield, Senior Lecturer, School of Psychology, Social Work and Social Policy, at the University...Show More Summary

Team investigates effects of acidification on marine ecosystem

LONDON – British and Japanese scientists are conducting new research seeking to discover how Japan’s marine ecosystem may be affected by global warming. They are studying the potential side effects of rising acidity in Japan’s seas caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Show More Summary

Spatial and temporal controls on the inorganic carbon system of the Western Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Ocean plays a critical role in the global carbon cycle. It is believed to be particularly sensitive to the effects of climate change, is already undergoing dramatic changes, and is therefore important to study in that context. Most studies of the inorganic carbon system in the Western Arctic focus on hydrographic datasets from […]

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