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Throwback to this time last year, when pelagic red crabs were...

Throwback to this time last year, when pelagic red crabs were blooping their way through Monterey Bay on the back of El Niño leftovers.

Low recruitment due to altered settlement substrata as primary constraint for coral communities under ocean acidification

The future of coral reefs under increasing CO2 depends on their capacity to recover from disturbances. To predict the recovery potential of coral communities that are fully acclimatized to elevated CO2, we compared the relative success of coral recruitment and later life stages at two volcanic CO2 seeps and adjacent control sites in Papua New […]

Intense pCO2 and [O2] oscillations in a mussel-seagrass habitat: implications for calcification

Numerous studies have been conducted on the effect of ocean acidification on calcifiers inhabiting nearshore benthic habitats, such as the blue mussel Mytilus edulis. The majority of these experiments was performed under stable CO2 partial...Show More Summary

MCCIP Science Review 2017: Ocean acidification

The Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) reported in 2006 that: there is high confidence that ocean pH is decreasing, and will continue to do so for as long as atmospheric CO2 continues to increase; the impacts of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems and foodwebs are largely unknown. And in 2017 that: global ocean pH continues […]

typhlonectes: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute...

yphlonectes: Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI): This deep-sea octopus, Graneledone boreopacifica, slowly walked by a black coral on Davidson Seamount, 2200 meters below the sea surface in front of ROV Tiburon. MBARI’sShow More Summary

Young lion’s mane jellies are now on exhibit! These little...

Young lion’s mane jellies are now on exhibit! These little Simbas were grown here at the Aquarium, while adult Mufasas roam the North Pacific.  Fully grown, lion’s mane jellies are the biggest in the world: they can be over six feet across and 100 feet long! Welcome ???????? (????+????)-ies!

Spotted off the back deck! ???? A humpback whale cruises past while...

Spotted off the back deck! ???? A humpback whale cruises past while a Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute vessel checks on a research buoy. ????????

neaq: In Our Hands Who needs a straw in their water? Not Myrtle...

neaq: In Our Hands Who needs a straw in their water? Not Myrtle the sea turtle–and not you either. Americans use 500 million straws every day, and many end up in our oceans, lakes and rivers.  Use reusable bottles for your water and coffee! Skip the Straw for a Strawless September. Make the pledge at

Dragons, Sea Urchins, and Sea Otters? Oh my!

And when I say Dragons, I am talking about the Dragon Kelp (Eularia fistulosa), of course! This summer, I was lucky to catch a number of tweets by Genoa Sullaway (@genoa_sully), a student in Matt Edwards lab, on a research trip up in the Aleutian Islands. The images she posted were arresting – particularly for […]

How do you tag a jellyfish?

How do you tag a jellyfish?: Journey out to sea with our jelly researchers and see how they and their partners around the world figured out how to tag and track these elusive gelatinous ocean creatures!

Ocean acidification – how do we respond?

Ocean acidification is progressively affecting the structure and function of entire ecosystems, and is recognised as a threat to the economy particularly shellfish and fisheries sectors. This workshop provides an interactive opportunity...Show More Summary

House includes Bonamici’s ocean research provisions in funding plan (text and video)

WASHINGTON, DC [09/12/17] – Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), co-chair of the bipartisan Oceans Caucus, announced that her provisions to increase funding for research and monitoring of harmful algal blooms (HABs) and ocean acidification were included in the House bill to set funding levels for Fiscal Year 2018. The House accepted Bonamici’s two amendments to […]

Call for applications: Ocean acidification workshop for Western Indian Ocean (WIO) region – developing regional capacity for ocean observations in support of SDG target 14.3

Deadline for applications: 22 September 2017 WIOMSA in collaboration with Future Earth Coasts, the Nairobi Convention, Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON), IAEA Ocean Acidification International Coordination CentreShow More Summary

Ocean acidification awareness day (video)

On Word Ocean Day (8 June 2017), the OA-Africa Network organized an Ocean Acidification (OA) awareness day. The event included 23 countries ringing the African continent and several other countries around the word that also participated to the events as a sign of solidarity with the researchers working in Africa. The aim of this event […]

SOARCE webinar: “Science – Society: equilibrating our understanding of ocean acidification”

During this webinar Carla Edworthy, a PhD candidate a the South African Institute for Aquatic Biodiversity, will share her experience with mobilising citizen and professional science by means of a continentally co-ordinated event on World Ocean Day 2017. It will highlight the methods of engagement with both the science and non-science community as well as […]

9-11-17 L Pod Whales Came Back In

Saturday - Monday, September 9-11 9-9...early on Saturday it rained and it rained for a good portion of the whales... 9-10...but that night, in the middle of the night (like 3a.m. on Sunday), I was awakened to those 'fish...Show More Summary

noaasanctuaries: This turtle Tuesday, we’re celebrating the...

noaasanctuaries: This turtle Tuesday, we’re celebrating the disentanglement of sea turtles like this one!  Derelict fishing gear, rubber bands, balloon string, and other kinds of marine debris can wrap around marine life. Learn how you can help prevent entanglement here. (Photo: NOAA)

It’s a pelican party! Yesterday dozens of these gregarious...

It’s a pelican party! Yesterday dozens of these gregarious birds congregated on the rocks near our back deck. While we see brown pelicans year-round in Monterey Bay, the majority arrive in the summer and stick around through early fall before heading south for the winter. 

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