There’s a predictable arc to many environmental debates. Step 1: Scientists observe a change in the natural world due to human activity. Step 2: A discussion ensues about what this change might mean for the natural world. Will it challenge the prosperity, or even the survival, of this or that species of plant or animal? […]
The marine ecosystems that keep oceans healthy are subject to increasing stress. Levels of acidity are rising more rapidly than ever observed as the oceans continue to take up man-made carbon dioxide. This poses risks to all life in the ocean – and all who depend on the oceans. David Osborn, Director of the Monaco […]
Andrew Dickson is a leading expert in seawater pH, whose research activities are focused on improving our understanding of the carbon dioxide system in seawater, with a current emphasis on the effects of ocean acidification. He’s currently on The Wendy Schmidt Ocean Health XPRIZE Council; a $1.5 million competition that challenges individuals and teams around […]
Scientists unlock the secrets of ocean acidification, one of the biggest environmental challenges facing our planet today. From the icy polar seas to the world’s most pristine coral reefs, ACID OCEAN tracks the latest in marine scientific research. It meets an Australian scientist whose unique discovery opens a window to the future of our oceans. […]
Sous l’effet du gaz carbonique rejeté dans l’atmosphère par les activités humaines, l’acidité de la Méditerranée pourrait être plus élevée d’un tiers en 2050 qu’elle ne l’est aujourd’hui. En 2100, elle pourrait être deux fois plus élevée…...Show More Summary
In September, after months of reporting from the South Pacific to Alaska, The Seattle Times published Sea Change, a series of stories that detailed the threat posed by ocean acidification. Earlier this week, local weather expert Cliff Mass, a professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Washington, posted a lengthy critique of one of […]
Jim Barry, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (www.mbari.org) senior scientist, studies how climate change and ocean acidification affects life in the oceans. Scientific information about our oceans, like the research conducted by MBARI, can help us make more informed decisions to support the sustainability of ocean ecosystems. Show More Summary
U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell on Thursday sought a commitment from the Obama administration’s nominee to head the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration that she would make ocean acidification a significant priority. But the exchange briefly turned, albeit obliquely, to an issue at the heart of the debate about the U.S. response to ocean acidification: funding. […]
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Most people have heard about what will happen if humans keep pumping large amounts of carbon dioxide into the air as we burn more fossil fuels, including warmer temperatures, melting polar caps, rising sea levels, stronger storms and big changes in the types of plants and animals that can survive and thrive in particular regions […]
Katharine L. Ricke discussing “Risks to coral reefs from ocean carbonate chemistry changes in recent earth system model projections”, by K L Ricke, J C Orr, K Schneider and K Caldeira, in Environmental Research Letters 8 (2013). Carnegie (via Youtube), 29 June 2013. Video.
Dr Elizabeth McLeod, “Preparing to manage coral reefs for ocean acidification: lessons from coral bleaching”, The Nature Conservancy. Youtube, 19 June 2013. Video.
The negative impacts of man-made CO2 emissions on the environment are already well researched and documented. But the damaging effects of the increasing amounts of carbon dioxide that are ending up in our seas and oceans, are less well known. Marine scientists at the IAEA’s Environment Laboratories in Monaco are using a range of nuclear […]
What will the ocean look like in a hundred years and which marine plants and animals will be left? About 60 scientists are currently studying the effects of acidification in Gullmarsfjorden, as part of a unique international research initiative. This is a project of BIOACID Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel (Geomar). University of Gothenburg […]
Oysters, like many bivalves, are important for marine ecosystems. The organisms filter water through their feathered gills, removing impurities as they inhale and exhale. In fact, native and invasive bivalves might filter the entire volume of the San Francisco Bay every 3-4 days! However, oysters around the world are threatened by ocean acidification. The acidity […]
Acidification monitoring buoys critical to Washington state’s $110 million shellfish industry University of Washington professor appears in Senate hearing WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) highlighted the importance of ocean acidification monitoring buoys to Washington state’s coastal economy during an U.S. Show More Summary
Presentation by Bill Dewey, Production Manager, Taylor Shellfish Farms. University of California Irvine (via Youtube), 28 May 2013. Video.
Presentation by Catherine Kuhlman, Deputy Secretary for Oceans and Coastal Matters, California Natural Resources Agency. University of California Irvine (via Youtube), 28 May 2013. Video.
20130607 - Trip Madrid - Malmö from Oceana on Vimeo. On World Oceans Day this past Saturday, Oceana launched its first ever Baltic Sea coastal expedition. We’ve dedicated this mission to studying the Baltic coastline, and particularly Sweden, Denmark, Poland and Finland, where a number of unique and incredible areas will be explored
During the May 21, 2013 Boulder CIty Council meeting Dr. Joanie Kleypas, Marine Ecologist, NCAR delivered this presentation. Vimeo, 30 May 2013. Video.