If John Steinbeck had been a diver, the novel might have been “The Sea Grapes of Wrath”! Sea grapes are filled with a mucous-like fluid which buoys their branches up, helping them compete for light. Happy Seaweed Sunday!
Aquarium patrons gather to see the cute, if intangible, visitor. Said one staffer: “If you don’t see it, that’s what it looks like!” Monterey, CA — For the first time in its 32 years, the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s open-ocean Great Tide Pool is playing host to an uncommon, charming and completely invisible ghost nautilus. Show More Summary
The southern tip of Africa is washed by two oceans: the Indian and Atlantic oceans. This should allow South Africa to benefit economically from various activities through developing the ocean economy. Fisheries, tourism and maritime activities are some of the sectors that can underpin the economy. There is enormous potential for countries with an ocean […]
The International Textiles Federation (ITF) recently revealed the “hot” topic of its upcoming Smart Fabric Symposium to be held on 1-2 April 2016 in Poissons, eastern France. The discussions will be centered around a revolutionary smart fabric developed in response to the threat of ocean acidification to mollusks – an important component of marine ecosystems […]
The present study reports the investigation of the sub lethal impacts of ocean acidification induced hypercapnia (pH 7.5 and 7.0) and leakage of sub sea bed Carbon Dioxide storage sites (pH 6.5-5.5) on marine bivalve Donax cuneatus, Linnaeus 1758 collected from the Gulf of Mannar province. Fifteen days experiment was carried out in laboratory microcosms […]
Ocean acidification is the chemical process that is set into motion when the Earth’s oceans, lakes, and rivers absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide produced by automobiles, airplanes, and power plants (doi:10.1146/annurev.marine.010908.163834). Show More Summary
Thursday, March 31st...if you want whales on the west side in the morning, make a dentist appt....works every time!...I located the whales when they had already gone down island and were off South Beach......the same two family groups...Show More Summary
#?TBT? to 1996 and the opening of our Outer Bay (now Open Sea) Wing! This showcase of open-ocean swimmers and drifters is 20 years old this month. Experience it live on our Open Sea Cam!
We’re spotting pigeon guillemots off the back deck! These shorebirds visit us in the spring, when they pair off together and perform a courtship “water dance”—calling, diving and chasing each other. Fun fact: Predicting the arrival date of the first pigeon guillemot of the spring is an annual tradition for Aquarium staffers! Learn more about pigeon guillemots
Physiological plasticity and adaptive evolution may facilitate persistence in a changing environment. As a result, there is an interest in understanding species’ capacities for plastic and evolved responses, and the mechanisms by which these responses occur. Show More Summary
The combined effect of ocean acidification and warming is expected to have significant effects on several traits of marine organisms. The gastropod Concholepas concholepas is a rocky shore keystone predator characteristic of the south-eastern...Show More Summary
First, let’s give a shoutout to these two dudes who found a washed up mooring and, like adults, gave it back to MBARI. Now I give the eye of disdain to another two fisherman, who found a detached piece of an mooring and have decided to hold it for ransom. It’s not unusual that oceanographic moorings […]
Scalloped hammerhead sharks can grow to 14 feet, munching on a diet of fishes, squid, crustaceans and stingrays. One especially persevering hammerhead was found with 96 venomous stingray barbs embedded in its mouth and jaws! You can spot our scalloped hammerhead sharks on our Open Sea Cam!
WOODS HOLE – A meeting organized by 9th District Congressman Bill Keating brought together fellow lawmakers, marine industry representatives and environmental activists Monday for a round table discussion regarding ocean acidification. Show More Summary
Deadline for applications: 18 April 2016! Shallow-water sediments at the land-sea interface are dynamic sites of carbon and nitrogen processing and therefore play a significant role in oceanic biogeochemical cycling. These processes can, however, be impacted by environmental conditions. Show More Summary
Ulva pertusa, a common bloom-forming green alga, was used as a model system to examine the effects of elevated carbon dioxide (CO2) and temperature on growth and photosynthetic performance. To do this, U. pertusa was grown under four temperature and CO2 conditions; ambient CO2 (400 ?atm) and temperature (16°C) (i.e., present), elevated temperature only (19°C) […]
Marine multicellular organisms in composition with their associated microbiota – representing metaorganisms – are confronted with constantly changing environmental conditions. In 2110, the seawater temperature is predicted to be increased...Show More Summary
Ocean Acidification (OA) represents a major field of research and increased efforts are being made to elucidate its repercussions on biota. Species survival is ensured by successful reproduction, which may be threatened under detrimental environmental conditions, such as OA acting in synergy with other climate change related stressors. Show More Summary
One of the major challenges to assessing the impact of ocean acidification on marine life is the need to better understand the magnitude of long-term change in the context of natural variability. This study addresses this need through a global synthesis of monthly pH and aragonite saturation state (?arag) climatologies for 12 open ocean, coastal, […]
With the occurrence of global change, research aimed at estimating the performance of marine ectotherms in a warmer and acidified future has intensified. The concept of oxygen- and capacity-limited thermal tolerance, which is inspired...Show More Summary