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Snowy DaysWe’re almost ready to release the first rescued...

We put harmless dots on snowy plover chicks to tell them apart until they're old enough to be banded. We put harmless dots on snowy plover chicks to tell them apart until they're old enough to be banded. Snowy Days We’re almost ready...Show More Summary

6-10-15 Porpoising With a Purpose

Order your T-shirt yet?..in support of the breaching of the 4 lower Snake River dams?...it says there are 352 Facebook supporters..well if so, then why have only 48 shirts sold?... if you are going to be a supporter of the T-shirts then...Show More Summary

Response of the miliolid Archaias angulatus to simulated ocean acidification

A common, but not universal, effect of ocean acidification on benthic foraminifera is a reduction in the growth rate. The miliolid Archaias angulatus is a high-Mg (>4 mole% MgCO3), symbiont-bearing, soritid benthic foraminifer that contributes to Caribbean reef carbonate sediments. A laboratory culture study assessed the effects of reduced pH on the growth of A. […]

Effects of food and CO2 on growth dynamics of polyps of two scyphozoan species (Cyanea capillata and Chrysaora hysoscella)

Increasing anthropogenic CO2 concentration in the atmosphere is altering sea water carbonate chemistry with unknown biological and ecological consequences. Whereas some reports are beginning to emerge on the effects of ocean acidification (OA) on fish, very little is known about the impact of OA on jellyfish. In particular, the benthic stages of metagenetic species are […]

A metadata template for ocean acidification data

This paper defines the best practices for documenting ocean acidification (OA) data and presents a framework for an OA metadata template. Metadata is structured information that describes and locates an information resource. It is the key to ensuring that a data set will be accessible into the future. With the rapid expansion of studies on […]

Ocean acidification has multiple modes of action on bivalve larvae

Ocean acidification (OA) is altering the chemistry of the world’s oceans at rates unparalleled in the past roughly 1 million years. Understanding the impacts of this rapid change in baseline carbonate chemistry on marine organisms needs a precise, mechanistic understanding of physiological responses to carbonate chemistry. Show More Summary

Bipartisan bill introduced to combat ocean acidification

Washington, D.C. – Representatives Don Young, Sam Farr (D-CA), and Lois Capps (D-CA) today introduced H.R. 2717, the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring (FOARAM) Act of 2015, to expand NOAA’s efforts to study the impacts of ocean acidification, which could threaten an estimated $350 billion blue economy that employees over 2.9 million people in […]

6-9-15 Unexpected Appearance in the Kelp

Tuesday, June 9th...on Monday night at 11:30 pm I heard a few seconds of L pod calls...'they're back'...was my thought...so when, this morning at 6:30, I heard one faint sound and got to the west side asap......some L pod whales were...Show More Summary

We’re raising snowy plover chicks that hatch from rescued...

We’re raising snowy plover chicks that hatch from rescued eggs behind the scenes! These little shorebirds nest on the beach, making them vulnerable to predators and unaware beachgoers. We help rescue and rehabilitate birds in distress and eggs that have been abandoned for release back to the wild.  Learn more about these tiny, threatened fluffballs

Corals thriving in Palau’s acidic sea

A sheltered archipelago in the western Pacific offers a glimpse at the future of a more acidic ocean.Corals are thriving, though are more vulnerable to being worn away. Most coral ecosystems are struggling to adapt to the recent influx of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. CO2 reacts with water molecules to acidify the oceans, often with […]

Avec le réchauffement, l’océan devient corrosif (in French)

« Les océans sont des alliés décisifs dans la bataille pour le climat. Je souhaite que pendant la COP21, une journée leur soit consacrée », a annoncé Laurent Fabius devant l’Unesco, à Paris, lundi 8 juin. Le ministre des affaires étrangères, qui va présider la conférence sur le climat en décembre (COP21), était venu montrer, à l’occasion de […]

An acidic future for Norwegian fisheries? Assessing the socio-economic vulnerability of the Norwegian fishery sector to the threat of ocean acidification

Ocean acidification, caused by the increased uptake of anthropogenic CO2, describes a change in the ocean’s carbonate chemistry. While its chemical processes are well understood, less is known about its biological and subsequently socio-economic consequences. Show More Summary

Warming, but not enhanced CO2 concentration, quantitatively and qualitatively affects phytoplankton biomass

We investigated the impacts of predicted ocean acidification and future warming on the quantity and nutritional quality of a natural phytoplankton autumn bloom in a mesocosm experiment. Since the effects of CO2-enrichment and temperature...Show More Summary

Ocean circulation and biogeochemistry moderate inter-annual and decadal surface water pH changes in the Sargasso Sea

The oceans absorb anthropogenic CO2 from the atmosphere lowering surface ocean pH, a concern for calcifying marine organisms. The impact of ocean acidification is challenging to predict as each species appears to respond differently, and because our knowledge of natural changes to ocean pH is limited in both time and space. Here we reconstruct 222 […]

Carbonate saturation state of surface waters in the Ross Sea and Southern Ocean: controls and implications for the onset of aragonite undersaturation

Predicting when surface waters of the Ross Sea and Southern Ocean will become undersaturated with respect to biogenic carbonate minerals is challenging in part due to the lack of baseline high resolution carbon system data. Here we present ~ 1700 surface total alkalinity measurements from the Ross Sea and along a transect between the Ross […]

Googly eyes make this shrimp a fearsome hunterWith claws that...

Googly eyes make this shrimp a fearsome hunter With claws that crack clam shells, the peacock mantis shrimp has a well-deserved reputation for muscling its way through coral reefs. But it’s the eyes that make this tiny beast an unbelievably effective hunter. Show More Summary

6-8-15 Rest First Play Later

Monday, June 8th...and we got the play time!...late in the day, out on Peregrine, we head over to Rosario Strait...word was that only the J16s were around......just behind the J16s in close as well was DoubleStuf and a couple others......one...Show More Summary

Pacific mystery: coral reefs thriving, but how?

Fragile coral reefs can be barometers of healthy ocean conditions, but a large reef in Palau in the far western Pacific Ocean seems to be defying all odds – it is thriving in high levels of acidification, says a team of international researchers. Hannah Barkley, Anne Cohen, Victoria Starczak and Thomas DeCarlo of the Woods […]

Changes in coral reef communities across a natural gradient in seawater pH

Ocean acidification threatens the survival of coral reef ecosystems worldwide. The negative effects of ocean acidification observed in many laboratory experiments have been seen in studies of naturally low-pH reefs, with little evidence to date for adaptation. Show More Summary

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