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Witnessing History in Havana: 12/17/2014

The Cuban taxi driver informed  me that the world was about to change. Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama were going to deliver a major announcement at noon. He shook my hand in congratulations. I stood stunned as the taxi pulled away. We had heard these rumors before, and with little Internet access, the rumor […]

12-25-14 The Gift They Kept On Giving

Thursday, December 25th - Christmas Day...just like Santa Claus J pod showed up in the night......and they were nowhere to be seen by daylight......a phone call came at about 9:00 a.m - whales on the west side!...I'm off and runningShow More Summary

OA-ICC December calendar: 26/12 – “OA greatest hits!”

Count down the days until 2015 together with the OA-ICC! Each day of December you will find a short story on the OA-ICC news stream highlighting an ocean acidification project, effort, or resource. Discover today’s story below: “OA greatest hits!” Who says ocean acidification cannot inspire musical jewels? If you share such an opinion, we […]

12-24-14 There Was More Going On Here

Wednesday, December 24th...the day before Christmas and all through the day, J Pod showed up with travel, breaching, and play!...that's Jones Island in the the opposite direction......what a treat for those on the international...Show More Summary

OA-ICC December calendar: 25/12 – “Go virtual with the OA-ICC!”

Count down the days until 2015 together with the OA-ICC! Each day of December you will find a short story on the OA-ICC news stream highlighting an ocean acidification project, effort, or resource. Discover today’s story below: “Go virtual with the OA-ICC!” You haven’t yet clicked with the OA-ICC’s friendly virtual interface? Well, it’s time […]

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays, Ocean Lovers!

Red sea stars (Echinaster sepositus) around seagrass in Punta Elena, Almería, Spain. (Photo: Oceana / Sergio Gosálvez) All of us at Oceana would like to wish our readers, ocean activists and Wavemakers a Merry Christmas and happy holiday...Show More Summary

New MBARI project: The Emerging Science of a High CO2 / Low pH Ocean

This project developed by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) proposes to tackle the problem of assessing the future impacts of elevated oceanic CO2 levels (lower pH) on marine ecosystems through a unique combination of field and laboratory studies, and to address the associated policy, economic, and permitting issues. This work will draw on […]

Climate change will leave a sour taste in our mouths – literally: Study shows ocean acidification affects the flavour of shellfish

It is a popular appetiser at this time of year, but Marie Rose could soon be a lot less paletable, according to a new study. Marine biologists have found that shellfish take on a sour flavour if they are reared in slightly acidified sea water. They warn that as the planet’s oceans grow more acidic, […]

Environment Break: Understanding ocean acidification (video & text)

On Environment Break the focus is on ocean acidification, which is a threat to the coral reefs marine eco-system. Edlyn Ruiz talks to University of Essex’s Emma Camp and Department of Environment’s John Bothwell to find out more about how this has impacted Cayman’s waters. Delisa Hernandez, Cayman 27, 22 december 2014. Video & text.Filed […]

Considerations for the measurement of spectrophotometric pH for ocean acidification and other studies

Indicator-based spectrophotometric pH is commonly used for the analysis of seawater because of its high precision and long-term reproducibility. Users come from an increasingly diverse range of disciplines, primarily motivated by studies focused on the causes and effects of ocean acidification. Show More Summary

12-23-14 Jingle Bells Orca Style

12-23-14...and you can sing along too!!..hoping for a better salmon year for the whales in 2015.

OA-ICC December calendar: 23/12- “It’s not clear unless it’s Nuclear!”

Count down the days until 2015 together with the OA-ICC! Each day of December you will find a short story on the OA-ICC news stream highlighting an ocean acidification project, effort, or resource. Discover today’s story below: “It’s not clear unless it’s Nuclear!”. Scientists at the International Atomic Energy Agency Environment Laboratories (IAEA-EL) in Monaco […]

Une histoire d’acidité, d’oeufs durs et de maquereaux sur la Côte d’Azur (in French)

A captivating strip cartoon on ocean acidification by Fiamma Luzzati, resulted from an interview with Jean-Pierre Gattuso, Senior Research Scientist at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Fiamma Luzzati, L’Avventura (“Le Monde” blog), 19 December 2014. Blog.  Filed under: Web sites and blogs

Strengthening confidence in climate change impact science

Aim To assess confidence in conclusions about climate-driven biological change through time, and identify approaches for strengthening confidence scientific conclusions about ecological impacts of climate change. Location Global. Methods...Show More Summary

Combined metabolome and proteome analysis of the mantle tissue from Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas exposed to elevated pCO2

Ocean acidification (OA) has been found to affect an array of normal physiological processes in mollusks, especially posing a significant threat to the fabrication process of mollusk shell. In the current study, the impact of exposure to elevated pCO2 condition was investigated in mantle tissue of Crassostrea gigas by an integrated metabolomic and proteomic approach. […]

Metabolic rate and activity of blue mussel Mytilus edulis trossulus under short-term exposure to carbon dioxide-induced water acidification and oxygen deficiency

This work investigated the effect of carbon dioxide-induced decreased water pH (8.1 – control, 7.5 and 7.0), oxygen saturation (~100% and ~20%) and the combination of both factors on the behaviour (gaping activity) and the total metabolic rate of blue mussel Mytilus edulis trossulus from the southern Baltic Sea. Heat dissipation measurements were carried out […]

Effects of CO2 and iron availability on rbcL gene expression in Bering Sea diatoms

Iron (Fe) can limit phytoplankton productivity in approximately 40% of the global ocean, including high-nutrient, low-chlorophyll (HNLC) waters. However, there is little information available on the impact of CO2-induced seawater acidification on natural phytoplankton assemblages in HNLC regions. Show More Summary

Temperature tolerance of different larval stages of the spider crab Hyas araneus exposed to elevated seawater pCO2

Exposure to elevated seawater PCO2 limits the thermal tolerance of crustaceans but the underlying mechanisms have not been comprehensively explored. Larval stages of crustaceans are even more sensitive to environmental hypercapnia and possess narrower thermal windows than adults. Show More Summary

Photos: Christmas Island's Incredible Red Crab Migration is Underway

Red crabs migrating on Christmas Island. (Photo: frogtrail images / Flickr Creative Commons) Australia’s Christmas Island—located south of Indonesia in the Indian Ocean—is named for the day of its discovery in 1643. But, if you’re familiar...Show More Summary

Ocean Roundup: Morbillivirus Strikes the Florida Keys, New Species of Snailfish Discovered in Mariana Trench, and More

A bottlenose dolphin. The deadly morbillivirus has hit dolphins in the Florida Keys. (Photo: Oceana) Editor’s Note: In light of the holidays, this is the last ocean news round-up to be published over the next week. In the meantime, please check our Twitter channel for ocean updates. Happy holidays! read more

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