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Love the ocean? 7 things travelers can do to care for whales, sea turtles and other sealife

Love the ocean? 7 things travelers can do to care for whales, sea turtles and other sealife: Our experts share everyday ways you can help out whales, sea turtles and other sealife!

De-mystifying ocean acidication: 3 things to help you understand what’s going on

Ocean acidification is a hefty buzz word in the marine science community. It was coined in 2003 by two climatologists and since then scientists have recognized its negative effects on corals, shellfish, and even plankton. Ocean acidification, or OA, is a direct result of increased amounts of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The change in […]

Commitments on ocean acidification at the US Secretary Kerry’s “Our Ocean” conference 2016

The “Our Ocean” conference series, launched by US State Secretary John Kerry and organized by the US Department of State, came to its third edition on 15-16 September 2016. The goal of these conferences is to inspire the next generation of leaders, entrepreneurs, scientists, and civil society to identify solutions and commit to actions to […]

Cephalopod susceptibility to asphyxiation via ocean incalescence, deoxygenation, and acidification

Squids are powerful swimmers with high metabolic rates despite constrained oxygen uptake and transport. They have evolved novel physiological strategies for survival in extreme environments that provide insight into their susceptibility to asphyxiation under anthropogenic ocean incalescence (warming), deoxygenation, and acidification. Show More Summary

Need a fresh desktop or mobile background image that also pays...

Need a fresh desktop or mobile background image that also pays tribute to one of the most iconic fish in the sea? Rep your pufferfish pride with our latest wallpaper!

We need your help! Plastic bags are a huge threat to sea...

We need your help! Plastic bags are a huge threat to sea turtles and other ocean animals. This November, California voters can uphold the first-in-the-nation law to ban single-use plastic retail bags statewide. Please join us and vote YES on Prop 67!

“Effects of ocean acidification on habitat and organisms in benthic coastal habitat of the Mediterranean Sea” – fellowship offered by the Italian Ministry of Education

Application deadline: 20 October 2016, 12:00 pm The investigation is aimed to analyze the composition, structure and functional traits of the macrobenthic communities (phyto- and zoo benthos) in four sites, located around the coast of the Island of Ischia, characterized by CO2 emissions and therefore natural acidification of the seawaters, and in some sites used […]

A new boron isotope-pH calibration for Orbulina universa, with implications for understanding and accounting for ‘vital effects’

Boron isotope ratios, as measured in planktic foraminifera, can be a useful tracer of past ocean pH, and hence help to discern the concentration of CO2 in the ancient atmosphere. However, different species of planktic foraminifera demonstrate different patterns of boron isotope variation with ambient seawater pH. Therefore when applying the proxy to questions in […]

Climate-driven change in a Baltic Sea summer microplanktonic community – desalination play a more important role than ocean acidification

Scenario modeling suggests that the Baltic Sea, one of the largest brackish-water bodies in the world, could expect increased precipitation (decreased salinity) and increased concentration of atmospheric CO2 over the next 100 years.Show More Summary

Ocean acidification: assessing the vulnerability of socioeconomic systems in Small Island Developing States

Ocean acidification poses an increasing threat to marine ecosystems and also interacts with other anthropogenic environmental drivers. A planned response strategy could minimize exposure of socioeconomic systems to potential hazards and may even offer wider advantages. Show More Summary

The cellular responses of marine algae and invertebrates to ultraviolet radiation, alone and in combination with other common abiotic stressors

This chapter provides an overview of the key physiological responses in marine algae and invertebrates exposed to ultraviolet radiation. It outlines the importance of spectral irradiances and biological weighting functions and discusses...Show More Summary

Heterozoan carbonates from the equatorial rocky reefs of the Galápagos Archipelago

Strongly influenced by seasonal and interannual (i.e. El Niño-Southern Oscillation) upwelling, the equatorial setting of the Galápagos Archipelago is divided into well-defined temperature, nutrient and calcium carbonate saturation (?aragonite) regions. Show More Summary

Why do invasive species matter?

noaasanctuaries: noaasanctuaries: This is an Indo-Pacific lionfish. Lionfish are native to the Pacific Ocean, but in recent years they’ve been appearing in the Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean, including in Gray’s Reef, Florida...Show More Summary

The sweet side of gulls: They’re dutiful parents! In hot...

The sweet side of gulls: They’re dutiful parents! In hot weather, Western gulls have been known to soak their belly feathers in water to cool off their eggs.

Gooey invertebrates beware! Leopard sharks prowl the coast to...

Gooey invertebrates beware! Leopard sharks prowl the coast to slurp up clams, worms and other slimy seafloor fare! You can watch these proud predators pounce on their preferred prepared prey on our Kelp Forest Cam!

Postdoctoral Fellow: Ocean Acidification/Chemical Oceanography, Auckland University of Technology

Deadline for applications: 14 October 2016! The School of Science, Auckland University of Technology, seeks to hire a postdoctoral fellow to join our Ocean Acidification research team. The successful candidate will have a PhD in chemical...Show More Summary

Ausschnitt aus dem Klima-MOOC: Ozeanversauerung (video, in German)

Prof. Dr. Ulf Riebesell, GEOMAR Helmholtz-Zentrum für Ozeanforschung Kiel, zur Ozeanversauerung. Ein Filmausschnitt aus der Online-Vorlesungsreihe „Klimawandel und seine Folgen“. Für die Vorlesungen hat das Deutsche Klima-Konsortium (DKK) renommierte Forscherinnen und Forscher aus den führenden deutschen Klimaforschungsinstituten gewinnen können. Show More Summary

Eelgrass and ocean acidification: California takes action

What do eelgrass, the California state legislature, crabbers, and Ocean Conservancy have in common? They are all part of the solution in California’s remarkable actions this past week to address the threats that ocean acidification presents to California’s healthy fisheries, marine habitat and coastal jobs. Governor Jerry Brown just signed into law a pair of […]

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