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2nd Cryogenian NeoProterozoic Sturtian Glaciation Started Synchronously Around the World

Global synchronous initiation of the 2nd episode of Sturtian glaciation: SIMS zircon U–Pb and O isotope evidence from the Jiangkou Group, South ChinaAuthors:Lan et alAbstract:Depositional age of the Xieshuihe Formation in the NanhuaShow More Summary

Patterns of coccolithophore pigment change under global acidification conditions based on in-situ observations at BATS site between July 1990–Dec 2008

Coccolith production is an important part of the biogenic carbon cycle as the largest source of calcium carbonate on earth, accounting for about 75% of the deposition of carbon on the sea floor. Recent studies based on laboratory experiment results indicated that increasing anthropogenic CO2 in the atmosphere triggered global ocean acidification leading to a […]

Biochemical adaptation to ocean acidification

The change in oceanic carbonate chemistry due to increased atmospheric PCO2 has caused pH to decline in marine surface waters, a phenomenon known as ocean acidification (OA). The effects of OA on organisms have been shown to be widespread among diverse taxa from a wide range of habitats. The majority of studies of organismal response […]

Internal consistency of marine carbonate system measurements and assessments of aragonite saturation state: insights from two U.S. coastal cruises

This research assesses the thermodynamic consistency of recent marine CO2 system measurements in United States coastal waters. As one means of assessment, we compared aragonite saturation states calculated using various combinations of measured parameters. Show More Summary

Controlling factors of Ca isotope fractionation in scleractinian corals evaluated by temperature, pH and light controlled culture experiments

In this study, the 44Ca/40Ca ratios of Porites australiensis grown under three different culture experiments composed of temperature, pH and light controlled culture experiments are measured. The temperature dependent isotope fractionation...Show More Summary

Transcriptome-wide analysis of the response of the thecosome pteropod Clio pyramidata to short-term CO2 exposure

Thecosome pteropods, a group of calcifying holoplanktonic molluscs, have recently become a research focus due to their potential sensitivity to increased levels of anthropogenic dissolved CO2 in seawater and the accompanying ocean acidification. Show More Summary

Staff Make Dinosaur Day Extra Special

Children Enjoy a Dinosaur Day at Broadoak Primary School The teaching team at Broadoak  Primary School in Ashton-under-Lyne went that “extra mile” when it came to organising a memorable dinosaur day for the children at Key Stage 2.  They not only booked Everything Dinosaur to conduct a series of dinosaur and fossil themed workshops with […]

Ocean acidification addressed at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21-26 February 2015, New Orleans, USA

  “Assessing the Cumulative Effects of Complex Ocean Change on Marine Biota” Deadline for abstract submission: Wednesday, 23 September 2015,  23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT! Oceanic conditions are changing at an unprecedented rate due to anthropogenically-driven changes. Show More Summary

The Phaeogenini: Widdle Icky Newmans

Female Diadromus collaris on a pupa of a diamondback moth Plutella xylostella, from here. The ichneumons are perhaps the best-known family of parasitic wasps. Most people will have come across a description of the classic ichneumon lifestyle...Show More Summary

Public presentation: “Ocean Acidification and the Dissolving Seas”, Dr. John A. Cigliano, 15 July 2015, Maine, USA

Date, time & location: 15 July 2015, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Moore Auditorium, Schoodic Institute, Acadia National Park, Acadia Drive, Winter Harbor, ME 04693, USA Join Schoodic Institute for a public presentation by Dr. John A. Cigliano. Ocean acidification from CO2 emissions has already had a significant effect on growth, reproduction, and survival of […]

Webinar: “Update on GOA-ON Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network and planned activities”, Libby Jewett (NOAA), 2 July 2015, 12:00 GMT/UTC

Dr. Libby Jewett, Director of the NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, will present on the relatively newly formed Global Ocean Acidification Observing Network (GOA-ON; which has a close working relationship with GOOS. In...Show More Summary


For the summer I have been fortunate to be assigned (read: saddled) with a high school intern. It turns out this kid kicks ass and has been nothing less than a pleasure, making reevaluate my dim view of summer interns. My goal from day one was to make them fairly autonomous but giving them a […]

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This is drone footage by the Dnpr-1 battalion on two different dates two weeks apart. They reconned a Donnie Reb base and then returned. There seems to be at least a company of tanks and very prepared positions two weeks later on the second visit. Show More Summary

General Atomics Demostrates Railgun Projectile Compatible Eletronics in Four Test Launches

General Atomics Electromagnetic Systems (GA-EMS) announced [June 22] that projectiles with on-board electronics survived the railgun launch environment and performed their intended functions in four consecutive tests on 9-10 June at the U.S. Show More Summary

We just added 15,000 new sardines to our Open Sea exhibit! Catch...

We just added 15,000 new sardines to our Open Sea exhibit! Catch the swirling, sparkling action on our live cam.

Introducing The One Repo

You know what’s wrong with scholarly publishing? Wait, scrub that question. We’ll be here all day. Let me jump straight to the chase and tell you the specific problem with scholarly publishing that I’m thinking of. There’s nowhere to go to find all open-access papers, to download their metadata, to access it via an open […]

Congress Seeks to ban Human Embryo Modification, Requiring /RELIGIOUS/ Panel for Review of US Institute of Medicine Report

The US House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to introduce heritable changes. Its fiscal year 2016 spending bill for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would prohibit the...Show More Summary

Share your selfie and say YES to a plastic-free ocean! Take a...

Share your selfie and say YES to a plastic-free ocean! Take a photo while shopping with your favorite reusable bag and post it to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social platforms, with the #MyBag or #MiBolsa hashtag to show your support of California’s plastic bag ban. Read the full story on our Conservation & Science blog

The new regions at risk from mosquitoes carrying diseases

Cases of yellow fever, chikungunya and dengue fever might rise as the ideal conditions for the mosquitoes that can carry the viruses become more widespread

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