The semi-enclosed Solomon Sea in the southwestern tropical Pacific is on the pathway of a major oceanic circuit connecting the subtropics to the equator via energetic western boundary currents. Waters transiting through this area replenish...Show More Summary
As oceans become more acidic, fleshy coral relatives may outcompete their reef-building counterparts. In the prestigious scientific journal Nature, preeminent coral reef scientists recently told the world that it’s time for a changeShow More Summary
Marine carbonate system monitoring programs often consist of multiple observational methods that include underway cruise data, moored autonomous time series, and discrete water bottle samples. Monitored parameters include all, or some...Show More Summary
The combined effect of ocean acidification and warming on the common cockle Cerastoderma edule was investigated in a fully crossed laboratory experiment. Survival of the examined adult organisms remained high and was not affected by elevated temperature (+3 °C) or lowered pH (-0.3 units). Show More Summary
In the pages of a scientific paper one does not often glimpse the human element of scientists. Although these papers reflect countless hours of dedication and sacrifice of individuals, a near monastic focus on seeking answers, the text reflects something more rigid and formulaic. Every so often in rare and special papers, one can glimpse […]
Monday, June 26th The day in images:...and Suttles J-40 was with them too!...and maybe a few others too......it was a good day to see the Southern Residents...but they won't stay unless there is enough salmon...and I doubt that at the...Show More Summary
A post shared by San Diego Zoo (@sandiegozoo) on Jun 22, 2017 at 2:30pm PDT sdzoo: What’s the 1st thing ????s do when they move into a new habitat? Pool party!
Action alert: Help protect our national marine sanctuaries: In April, a White House executive order called for a review of national marine sanctuaries and monuments. This could lead to the weakening or removal of protections for a part...Show More Summary
Deep-sea brisingid sea stars are now on exhibit! These otherworldly echinoderms can have anywhere from six to 20 arms, and keep full by grabbing food particles from passing water currents.
From sea to shining sea, happy Independence Day!
The impact of environmental change and anthropogenic stressors on coastal marine systems will strongly depend on changes in the magnitude and composition of organic matter exported from the water column to the seafloor. Knowledge of vertical export in the Baltic Sea is synthesised to illustrate how organic matter deposition will respond to climate warming, climate-related […]
Thecosome pteropods are planktonic mollusks that form aragonite shells and that may experience increased dissolution and other adverse effects due to ocean acidification. This thesis focuses on assessing the possible biological effects...Show More Summary
Biotic perturbations and changes in ocean circulation during the Maastrichtian stage of the latest Cretaceous raise questions about whether the biosphere was preconditioned for the end-Cretaceous mass extinction of calcareous plankton. Show More Summary
noaasanctuaries: At the beach for the Fourth of July? Make sure to pack out your trash! Plastic debris has a long, long lifespan and can float a long way from where it starts, endangering marine life. Here, a Hawaiian monk seal pup investigates a large piece of plastic on Lisianski Island in Papah?naumoku?kea Marine National Monument. Show More Summary
sciencefriday: Researchers are looking to cephalopods for inspiration for their biomimetic designs. Cephalopods have an array of fascinating—and bizarre—features. Researchers have seen octopuses sprint across ocean floors on two arms; flamboyant cuttlefish pulse black bands across their bodies; and squid squirt ink to attract mates. Show More Summary
Hanging around looking for something to read? Learn how we’re breeding seahorses to conserve their wild cousins!
When it comes to constant vigilance, the coral hawkfish is on it! This hawk-eyed fish perches on corals and rocks to keep an eye out for passing prey. Tune in to our Coral Reef Cam to see them keep their watch.
As a founding partner of the International Alliance to Combat Ocean Acidification (OA Alliance), Ocean Conservancy commits to supporting new and current members of the OA Alliance in their efforts to tackle ocean acidification. The OA Alliance is a network of governments and affiliate members (NGOs, universities, businesses, and associations) responding to the threats of […]
Everywhere we turned this month, we saw action on ocean acidification! The issue got lots of attention internationally at the United Nations and as part of World Oceans Day, nationally in the halls of Congress and across the nation by U.S. city mayors. Here’s a roundup. (1) The United Nations Oceans Conference hosted a partnership […]
Two New Zealand scientists warn the local seafood favourites will be in jeopardy if nothing is done to balance the levels of acidity. Biological sciences doctoral candidate Emily Frost said some species were already experiencing difficulties, and that would worsen as time went on. Higher acid levels can stunt growth and weaken the shells of […]