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There’s a new feathered friend scampering around in our...

There’s a new feathered friend scampering around in our Aviary: A black-bellied plover!  This rescued shorebird comes to us from our friends at Evelyn Alexander Wildlife Rescue Center. Due to wing injuries, it’s not able to fly well enough to survive in the wild. We’re happy to report that our new arrival is settling in well here at the Aquarium.

Heritability of behavioural tolerance to high CO2 in a coral reef fish is masked by nonadaptive phenotypic plasticity

Previous studies have demonstrated limited potential for acclimation of adversely affected olfactory behaviours in reef fishes under elevated CO2, indicating that genetic adaptation will be required to maintain behavioural performance in the future. Show More Summary

A perspective for reducing environmental impacts of mussel culture in Algeria

Purpose In Algeria, the Ministry of Fisheries and Halieutic Resources has designed a strategic plan for the development of marine aquaculture for the years 2015–2025, which aims at expanding the annual production of Mediterranean mussel from less than 150 metric tonnes year?1 in 2013 to 7600 metric tonnes year?1 in 2025. Show More Summary

The short-term effects of elevated CO2 and ammonium concentrations on physiological responses in Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis (Rhodophyta)

Ocean acidification (OA) and coastal eutrophication affect coastal marine organisms. We studied the physiological responses of Gracilariopsis lemaneiformis (Gracilariales, Rhodophyta) to increased concentrations of CO2 and NH4 +. Incubation...Show More Summary

Potential transgenerational effects of ocean acidification and hypoxia on the Olympia oyster Ostrea iurida: a three-part experimental study

Ocean acidification (OA) is decreasing the pH of surface waters in Puget Sound, Washington, an area already prone to low pH from natural processes such as upwelling, freshwater inputs, and high respiration/decomposition rates. High rates of production and long residence times in Puget Sound can also lead to low dissolved oxygen (DO) levels (hypoxia) in […]

Understanding the impacts of anthropogenic stressors on species, ecosystems, and fishing communities

Anthropogenic modifications of marine environments result from a variety of activities and have effects across social and ecological dimensions. Humans inhabit linked systems, where our actions such as resource extraction, pollutionShow More Summary

8-21-17 Answers To the Orca Quiz

Monday, August 21st...on August 17th the T30s traveled down San Juan Channel...they were not close to shore...I hadn't seen them in a long time...and when I saw T-30A I immediately thought he would be a good one 'for confusion' as to...Show More Summary

atlanticinfocus:From 2017 Audubon Photography Awards, one of 21...

atlanticinfocus: From 2017 Audubon Photography Awards, one of 21 photos. Great bird photography: Winners and runners-up from the 8th annual competition. Atlantic Puffin. (Ann Pacheco / Audubon Photography Awards)

The cunning common cuttlefish has all sorts of tricks up it’s,...

The cunning common cuttlefish has all sorts of tricks up it’s, uh, tentacle! When predators strike, it can release a cloud of ink to block the attacker’s view, then jet away to safety.

Good show, sky spheres! We’ve got a sunfish and moon...

Good show, sky spheres! We’ve got a sunfish and moon jelly cover band for the eclipse after party!

SOLAS event report – OA training and networking events in Africa

“Ocean Acidification -Training and Community Networking: Pathways to Success”, 13 – 16 February, 2017, Dakar, Senegal (Marie Boye, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, France) The Ocean Acidification – Senegal practical training and networking meeting (OA-Senegal) took place for the first time in West Africa at the University of Cheikh Anta Diop, Dakar, Senegal. The […]

Implications of ocean acidification in the Pacific Arctic: Experimental responses of three Arctic bivalves to decreased pH and food availability

Recent sea ice retreat and seawater warming in the Pacific Arctic are physical changes that are impacting arctic biological communities. Recently, ocean acidification from increases in anthropogenic CO2 has been identified as an additional stressor, particularly to calcifying organisms like bivalves. Show More Summary

Ocean Acidification Kiosk arrives in Cordova

Learn how to take action to support future fisheries! An interactive ocean acidification kiosk developed by the Alaska Marine Conservation Council as an educational resource to educate Alaskans about ocean acidification, is now installed at the Cordova Center. Show More Summary

Potential for very deep ocean storage of CO2 without ocean acidification: a discussion paper

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is an essential contributor to the mitigation of climate change. CCS will require vast CO2 storage capacity. At present only geological storage is being considered. This paper revisits an alternative CO2 storage possibility in enclosed basins on the deep and very deep ocean floor. For example, the Indonesian Sunda trench, the Japanese […]

CCS leakage detection technology – industry needs, government regulations, and sensor performance

Reliable CCS monitoring is vital in order to confirm that injected CO2 stays in the reservoir as intended, and that any occurring leakage is promptly detected allowing corrective actions to be initiated. Motivations for implementingShow More Summary

Numerical modeling of fish mortality at high CO2 concentrations representing acclimation

A mortality model was developed to predict the impact of high CO2 concentrations on marine fish. To allow for acclimation to a gradual increase of PCO2, the model includes acid–base regulation processes, such as respiration and ion-exchange at the gills. Because the physiological mechanism connecting a decrease in blood pH and mortality is not known, a […]

Effects of alkalinity and salinity at low and high light intensity on hydrogen isotope fractionation of long-chain alkenones produced by Emiliania huxleyi

Over the last decade, hydrogen isotope fractionation of long-chain alkenones have been shown to be a promising proxy for reconstructing paleo sea surface salinity due to a strong hydrogen isotope fractionation response to salinity across different environmental conditions. Show More Summary

Effects of ocean acidification on the shells of four Mediterranean gastropod species near a CO2 seep

Marine CO2 seeps allow the study of the long-term effects of elevated pCO2 (ocean acidification) on marine invertebrate biomineralization. We investigated the effects of ocean acidification on shell composition and structure in four ecologically important species of Mediterranean gastropods (two limpets, a top-shell snail, and a whelk). Show More Summary

dailyotter: There’s Plenty of Room for You on This Ice,...

dailyotter: There’s Plenty of Room for You on This Ice, Human! Via Gregory “Slobirdr” Smith, who writes, “Not very often that you get to view sea otters hauled on rocks, let alone ice. But having this one in front of us, it sure seemed...Show More Summary

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