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Taking a nap makes any day ottermatically better. Sea otters...

Taking a nap makes any day ottermatically better. Sea otters sometimes nap out of the water to save energy, and they tend to sleep about a third of the day—we can all learn from this professional napper this National Napping Day!

Waves are inspiring not because they rise and fall, but...

Waves are inspiring not because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall they never fail to rise again. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

nationalaquarium: Our Animal of the Week is the longhorn...

nationalaquarium: Our Animal of the Week is the longhorn cowfish! These fish excrete a toxin to deter predators.  Learn more about these fish here!  ????????

Arctic facing threat of rapid ocean acidification, marine species affected

Severe ocean acidification is engulfing the Arctic Ocean, especially the Western Arctic Ocean. According to a new study, a host of marine species including shellfish and other important links in the food web are affected. The study tracked the changes between the between the 1990s and 2010 when enhanced acidified waters conspicuously advanced 300 nautical miles […]

Identifying potential consequences of natural perturbations and management decisions on a coastal fishery social-ecological system using qualitative loop analysis

Managing for sustainable development and resource extraction requires an understanding of the feedbacks between ecosystems and humans. These feedbacks are part of complex social-ecological systems (SES), in which resources, actors, and governance systems interact to produce outcomes across these component parts. Show More Summary

Defense responses to short-term hypoxia and seawater acidification in the thick shell mussel Mytilus coruscus

The rising anthropogenic atmospheric CO2 results in the reduction of seawater pH, namely ocean acidification (OA). In East China Sea, the largest coastal hypoxic zone was observed in the world. This region is also strongly impacted by...Show More Summary

Calculating surface ocean pCO2 from biogeochemical Argo floats equipped with pH: an uncertainty analysis

More than 74 biogeochemical profiling floats that measure water column pH, oxygen, nitrate, fluorescence, and backscattering at 10-day intervals have been deployed throughout the Southern Ocean. Calculating the surface ocean partialShow More Summary

Timing of global regression and microbial bloom linked with the Permian-Triassic boundary mass extinction: implications for driving mechanisms

New high-resolution U-Pb dates indicate a duration of 89?±?38?kyr for the Permian hiatus and of 14?±?57?kyr for the overlying Triassic microbial limestone in shallow water settings of the Nanpanjiang Basin, South China. The age and duration of the hiatus coincides with the Permian-Triassic boundary (PTB) and the extinction interval in the Meishan Global Stratotype Section […]

Ocean acidification buffering effects of seagrass in Tampa Bay

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has identified ocean acidification as a critical threat to marine and estuarine species in ocean and coastal ecosystems around the world. However, seagrasses are projected to benefit from...Show More Summary

The social cost of carbon

The social cost of carbon (SCC) provides a monetary measure of the net global harm resulting from a small increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide. Conversely, it also measures the net reduction in harm (social benefit) from a decrease. Federal agencies in the United States have developed a range of estimates of the SCC, with core […]

Invitation to participate in the online Ocean Acidification Forum, 9-30 March 2017

Dear Colleagues, I would like to extend an invitation to participate in a moderated online discussion forum on Ocean Acidification to support the global stakeholder input process toward the convening of the UN SDG 14 Ocean Conference in June later this year in New York. The Conference is being co-hosted by the Governments of Sweden […]

3-12-17 Looking for Spring

Sunday, March 12th...a couple days ago, my attention was drawn to many gulls that were skimming the surface of the water...they were going after bait fish - that's a sign of the next morning I thought I would go look for...Show More Summary

Look at These Amazing Deep-Sea Creatures from the Remote Pacific Right Now

[View the story “Discovering the Deep: Exploring Remote Pacific Marine Protected Areas” on Storify]

Pterygophora is ptery-fic! Also known as northern sea palm,...

Pterygophora is ptery-fic! Also known as northern sea palm, Pterygophora californica is an important member of the kelp forest community. With a woody stipe equipped to handle surging seas, fields of Pterygophora create a forest-within-the-kelp-forest—all the more real estate for fishes and invertebrates to thrive. Happy Seaweed Sunday!

typhlonectes: Benthic octopuses...

yphlonectes: Benthic octopuses (Benthoctopus sp.) on the Davidson Seamount, Monterey Bay, CA 1 - with deep sea clam (Acesta mori) at 1461 m depth 2 - with orange crinoid at 2422 m depth via: NOAA Ocean Explorer | MBARIes

Guess who’s back? Back again? Pelagic red crabs are...

Guess who’s back? Back again? Pelagic red crabs are back—tell a friend!

How to recover when something goes very, very wrong at sea

No shit, Sherlock. A staggering achievement – fishing for a 2m thing in 5000m water with a 10,000m line … very, very well done. — Sheldon Bacon (@sheldonbacon) March 10, 2017 I could not have said it better myself. Last weekend the wire cable that the ship’s CTD hangs from snapped, sending the entire […]

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