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Long-term acclimation to elevated pCO2 alters carbon metabolism and reduces growth in the Antarctic diatom Nitzschia lecointei

Increasing atmospheric CO2 levels are driving changes in the seawater carbonate system, resulting in higher pCO2 and reduced pH (ocean acidification). Many studies on marine organisms have focused on short-term physiological responses to increased pCO2, and few on slow-growing polar organisms with a relative low adaptation potential. Show More Summary

Robustness of Paracentrotus lividus larval and post-larval development to pH levels projected for the turn of the century

Ocean acidification is causing changes to the chemistry and biology of the marine environment, in ways that we are only just beginning to understand. Growing evidences demonstrate that ocean acidification can influence the survival, growth, development, and physiology of marine invertebrates. Show More Summary

Influence of temperature, pH, and salinity on membrane lipid composition and TEX86 of marine planktonic thaumarchaeal isolates

Marine ammonia-oxidizing archaea of the phylum Thaumarchaeota are a cosmopolitan group of microorganisms representing a major fraction of the picoplankton in the ocean. The cytoplasmic membranes of Thaumarchaeota consist predominantly...Show More Summary

A more acidic ocean will bend the mermaid’s wineglass

New research from the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories shows that a more acidic ocean can weaken the protective shell of a delicate alga. The findings, published Sept. 9 in the journal Biology Letters, come at a time when global climate change may increase ocean acidification. The creature in question is Acetabularia acetabulum, commonly […]

9-4-15 It Was A K Pod Day

Monday, September was a K pod day......Cali K-34 began it...foraging out from the lighthouse for a while before other K13 family members came along......somewhere in the group Cappuccino K-21 surfaced close to shore......just...Show More Summary

See if you can follow a single fish when the leopard shark swims...

See if you can follow a single fish when the leopard shark swims through this school. Darting movements, reflective scales and swimming in schools makes a confusing target for predators, which need to pick off one fish at a time. That’s how anchovies, sardines, and other schooling fish stay safe!

Are you frustrated by the lack of sharks gliding across your screen right now?

Fix that by checking out our Shark Cam! Sharks you might spot: Sevengill shark: Leopard shark: Spiny dogfish: Bonus points for spotting the elusive Pacific angel shark: Learn more about our Monterey Bay Habitat exhibit

Antarctic ocean increases absorption of greenhouse gases

The Antarctic Ocean, also known as the Southern Ocean, which surrounds the icy continent of Antarctica has taken the scientist community by surprise by increasing its capacity to absorb carbon dioxide emissions. Nearly one fourth of the world’s carbon emissions are absorbed by the oceans. As the Antarctic Ocean accounts for 40 percent of the […]

Ocean acidifcation may impact algae by destroying their skeletons

It turns out that ocean acidification may impact oceans more than expected. Scientists have found that acidic oceans may weaken algal skeletons, reducing their performance and impacting other marine life further up the food chain. The researchers made this latest discovery while working at volcanic vents in the Mediterranean, and then doing subsequent laboratory testing. […]

Southern ocean absorbing more carbon than ever – but it can’t last forever

Scientists have recently established that the Southern ocean is absorbing high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2), however they are now worried that this news may not be as good as first thought. Carbon dioxide is one of the biggest culprits of ocean acidification. Scientists are concerned that increased carbon dioxide absorption in the Southern ocean […]

Self funded PhD project: autonomous underwater vehicles with breakthrough sensors of ocean acidification, University of East Anglia, UK

University of East Anglia – School of Environmental Sciences Qualification type: PhD Location: Norwich Funding for: Self-funded Students Funding amount: Not specified Hours: Full Time Placed on: 13th September 2015 Closes: 31st May 2016...Show More Summary

Happy ?#?SeaweedSunday?! Today, we’re taking a...

Happy ?#?SeaweedSunday?! Today, we’re taking a slow-motion dive through our Kelp Forest exhibit, the first of its kind in the world and home to over 30 species of local, homegrown algae. This exhibit’s filled with rich seawater from Monterey Bay, containing algal spores that settle and grow on the walls. For more elegant algae, check out our Kelp Forest webcam.

Letters to a Pre-Scientist

Calling all scientists!!! Looking for a way to make a big impact with relatively little effort ? Do you like talking about your research to a captive audience that won’t run away? Do you actually remember how to write a letter that’s not an e-mail? (Seriously though….). You are in luck. The group “Letter’s to […]

9-11-15 A Glimpse of Granny in the Fog

Wednesday through Friday, September's a good thing I met Collin from Texas the other day...seems I couldn't get to the right place to even see the whales!...definitely frustrating and funny too......into the picture comes this...Show More Summary

Paul Walker’s Ocean Legacy Lives OnToday would have been Paul...

Meadow and Paul Walker Paul Walker at the Kelp Forest Anjali World Paul Walker’s Ocean Legacy Lives On Today would have been Paul Walker’s 42nd birthday. His untimely death cost the Aquarium – and the ocean – a great friend. Now hisShow More Summary

Before Giant Plankton-Feeding Sharks, there were Giant Plankton-Feeding Sharks.

In the fossil history of sharks, a unique evolutionary experiment happened much earlier than anyone thought. The largest fishes in the oceans feed on some of the sea’s smallest organisms. Several massive plankton-feeding elasmobranchs – the group of fishes that include sharks and rays – evolved adaptations to gulp huge mouthfuls of water and filter […]

Mussel shells of Mytilus edulis as bioarchives of the rare earth elements and yttrium distribution in seawater and the potential impact of pH and temperature on the partitioning behaviour

Mussel shells are potential bioarchives of proxies for changes of the physico-chemical conditions in the bivalve’s habitat. One such proxy is the distribution of the Rare Earths and Yttrium (REY) in seawater, as REY speciation in seawater is sensitive to pH and temperature variations, due to the impact of these parameters on the activity of […]

Exploring our changing oceans (audio)

A learning tool to help people understand corrosive oceans is traveling to coastal communities. The Alaska Marine Conservation council along with Cook Inlet Keeper is introducing a new interactive Ocean Acidification kiosk.  It’s first port, Homer. “Even though there have been a lot of scientific presentations in our communities, there hasn’t been a regular presence […]

Mote explores new threat to Florida’s coral reefs

Exuberant colors and wildlife pull tourists to the Great Barrier Reef off of Australia and inspire trips to the Florida Keys. While many are awestruck by the beauty, they don’t realize that coral is just as susceptible as we are to getting sick. Viruses, pathogens and warming water all pose threats to coral reefs. And […]

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