Underwater footage of the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus) off Laguna Beach. (Photo: Rich German / YouTube) While paddling off Laguna Beach recently, one lucky paddle boarder was in the right place at the right time to spot an elusive blue whale—an endangered marine mammal that’s rarely spotted. Show More Summary
A North Atlantic right whale, a critically endangered species that will be impacted by this decision. (Photo: FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute / Flickr Creative Commons) For more than 30 years, the Atlantic coast has been off limits to offshore drilling. Show More Summary
Kure Beach citizens show their opposition to Kure Beach Mayor Dean Lambeth’s support for seismic airgun blasting. (Photo: Oceana / Randy Sturgill) In January, Kure Beach, North Carolina Mayor Dean Lambeth voiced his support for the American Energy Forum’s push to approve seismic airgun blasting off the Atlantic coast. Show More Summary
On March 16, 2011, a horrific environmental disaster occurred at the most remote inhabited island group in the world, Tristan da Cunha, that threatened the second largest concentration of seabirds in the world. Marine scientist Dr. David E. Guggenheim, president of Ocean Doctor, was aboard a ship that received a distress call from a […]
Wissenschaftler des Alfred-Wegener-Institutes blicken unter die Oberfläche des arktischen Ozeans. Sie wollen wissen, wie steigende Temperaturen und die Ozeanversauerung das Leben im Hohen Norden verändern. In den Gewässern um Spitzbergen sind die Biologen auf der Suche nach zwei Fischarten: dem Atlantischen Kabeljau und dem Polardorsch. Show More Summary
I’ve just returned from Cuba and before my wetsuit has finished drying, I am packing my bags again. Before I return to Cuba, I wanted to take this opportunity to share a short video I shot during my recent trip at Cuba’s spectacular Gardens of the Queen National Park (Jardines de la Reina), the country’s […]
James Cook University, MinuteEarth (via Youtube), 9 December 2013. Video.
This session of the Scientific Forum focused on the particular challenge of climate change and ocean acidification. The session highlighted the Ocean Acidification – International Coordination Centre (OA-ICC) established at the IAEA Laboratories in Monaco. Produced and published by the IAEA. Video.
Saturday, November 30th...it was a quiet morning that 'exploded' in a good way......I got a call there was a humpback close to shore, just a mile north of me, possibly coming my way... Maya's Westside Charters had just left the Harbor...Show More Summary
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. […]
Check out a cool video summing up Chelsea’s story from rescue to release by clicking here! ‘Chelsea’ the Loggerhead was found floating off of Big Pine Key, FL on Mother’s Day, May 12, 2013, by a man named Burt and … Continue reading...
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.