Time Remaining to Take Action: Protect the Bering Sea’s Grand Canyons Background In 2007, Greenpeace launched a groundbreaking expedition to explore the two largest underwater canyons in the world, in the heart of the Bering Sea. It was the first time manned submersibles ever entered these canyons and human eyes gazed directly upon their [...]
AMAP (via Vimeo), 5 May 2013. Videos.
Shallin Busch is a research ecologist at NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWSFC). Her current research focuses on how ocean acidification may impact North Pacific ecosystems. Using the NWFSC ocean acidification experimental system, Dr. Show More Summary
Unique 3D X-ray (Micro-CT scan) imagery of a 22 day old larval cobia (Rachycentron canadum) was used to extract in situ measurements of otolith (ear stone) size and density. The resulting data identified increased otolith size and density in fish raised under decreased-pH ocean acidification conditions. Based on mathematical modeling of otolith function, these changes [...]
Hur ser havet ut om hundra år och vilka marina växter och djur finns kvar? Just nu studerar ett 60-tal forskare försurningens effekter i Gullmarsfjorden, som del i en unik internationell forskningssatsning. Bakom projektet BIOACID står Helmholtz Centre for Ocean research Kiel (GEOMAR). Göteborgs universitet, 15 April 2013. Video.
© OCEANA The dolphin drive hunt in Taiji, Japan has been at the center of animal activism for many years and now it has finally come to the center of science. The dolphin drive in Taiji involves the corralling of dolphins into a cove for slaughter or to be removed and then sold to representatives from marine parks. Show More Summary
Sea urchin babies and hamburgers? See how scientists use genetics to understand how sea urchins are able to withstand increasingly acidic ocean water. Youtube, 28 March 2013. Video.
Peter Schlegel describes the impact of ocean acidification on the purple sea urchins sperm motility and fertilisation success. For more detail please read: Schlegel, P., Havenhand, J.N., Gillings, M.R. & Williamson, J.E. (2012) Individual...Show More Summary
Boring sponges get a bad rap. Their own name betrays them, announcing to the world that they are unexciting, ordinary and quite frankly, boring. However, if ever a misnomer existed, this is it. More flatteringly referred to as excavating or bioeroding sponges, these animals play the important yet thankless role of breaking down and recycling [...]
February 6th and 7th Early morning February 6th...SONAR! WHAT?...not again!...well if the whales were here that's what they'd be saying...matter of fact there have been some Transients in Puget Sound the last few days and they could very likely have been coming back out and in the area of that ship...hope they weren't......it was not quite 5 a.m. Show More Summary
L’océan est-il devenu comme l’atmosphère une « décharge à CO2 » ? « Oui » répond Jean-Pierre Gattuso, directeur de recherche au CNRS au Laboratoire d’océanographie de Villefranche (LOV, UPMC/CNRS) qui a depuis longtemps tiré la sonnette d’alarme. Show More Summary
Offshore Oregonian ready for its close-up ©Oceana Today we release our new science report, Important Ecological Areas: Seafloor Habitat Expedition off the Southern Oregon Coast. The report completes our June 2011 expedition aboard the R/V Miss Linda, which set out on the cold Pacific Ocean waters off Oregon to survey deep unchartered ocean habitats. Show More Summary
UCLA ESS 15 ocean/climate science communication project by Thomas Li. Sung by Thomas Li and featuring Ryan Yoo on rap vocals. Parody of “Glad You Came”, by The Wanted. Extra footage from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5cqCvc… I do not claim ownership to any of the clips from the above link, nor do I claim ownership to the instrumentals. [...]
Jana Maclaren discussing the Carnegie Institution expedition to One Tree Island in Queensland, Australia, on 16 Feb 2013. This scientific expedition is aimed at testing the hypothesis that ocean acidification is already impacting coral reef growth. Show More Summary
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Both sides of Tyleeander Purser’s family have fishing backgrounds. The Chief Kitsap Academy student said his Tribe has lived off the water forever. He doesn’t want to see that go away. “If there’s no water, there’s no us,” Purser said. Four students from Suquamish’s Chief Kitsap Academy had the opportunity to raise [...]
Somehow this video escaped our notice a few months back, but it's never too late to share with you the Mystery of the Mangled Mola, which comes to us courtesy of the precocious students of Mrs. Osorio's second grade class at Carmel River...Show More Summary
Date:5/3/2013 Location: 62.803893°S, 147.03681°E Weather: Cloudy, 25-30 knots Sea state: 3-4 m swell The release of CO2 into the atmosphere by the combustion of fossil fuels (coal, gas, petrol) over the past several centuries has increased its atmospheric concentration from roughly 280 parts per million (ppm) to present day levels of nearly 390 ppm. This [...]
Le Laboratoire Océanographique de Villefranche-sur-mer vient d’installer neuf structures expérimentales pour deux mois afin d’étudier un moyen de combattre l’acidification de l’eau. Ces structures, appelées «mésocosmes», sont des sacs...Show More Summary
Youtube, 11 February 2013. Video.
A public seminar by Dr. Ken Caldeira, from the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University. He discusses long-term perspectives and near-term actions relating to ocean acidification. Youtube, 10 February 2013. Video.