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
Galactic Center at zenith at Paranal observatory from Stéphane Guisard on Vimeo.
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.
Ken Caldeira, climate scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science, discusses the threat of ocean acidification, the so called equally evil twin of climate change. No Place Left from James Temple on Vimeo. The following story accompanies the full profile of climate scientist Ken Calderia, found here. Ocean acidification has been called the evil twin […]
WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Congresswoman Peter DeFazio (OR-04), member of the Safe Climate Caucus, spoke on the House floor to address a number of reports on increasing ocean acidification, finding that increased CO2 levels in the water are resulting in threats to many species of fish and the whole ocean food chain. He highlighted two studies […]
We jumped the gun a bit in asking How fat was Camarasaurus? a couple of years ago, or indeed How fat was Brontosaurus? last year. As always, we should have started with extant taxa, to get a sense of how to relate bones to live animals — as we did with neck posture. So here we go. I […]
The Perfect Protein Trailer from Oceana on Vimeo. We're thrilled to announce that today is the launch of Oceana CEO Andy Sharpless's new book, The Perfect Protein! As the CEO of Oceana, Andy is dedicated to the protection of our world’s oceans. Show More Summary
Picture a tropical paradise and you might conjure something like Heron Island, Australia. Two hours by catamaran from the town of Gladstone, Queensland, the sandy island’s 40 acres are shared by a resort, a scientific research station, and thousands of black noddies, a dusky and talkative seabird that nests in the lime-green pisonia trees each […]
Presentation by Dr. Richard A. Feely at “Toward a sustainable 21st century”, University of California, Irvine, 3 May 2013. University of California, Irvine (Youtube), 14 May 2013. Video.
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 [...]
Plenty of news about Jurassic Park 4 lately, with the latest latest news being that it might not be happening any time soon. Still, it's inspired a nice flurry of writing among our blogging comrades, and that's a good thing. Matt Martyniuk...Show More Summary
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
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Climbing perch Anabas testudineus emerging from water, as illustrated by Richard Lydekker. Amongst the unholy mess that is the Percomorpha, one group that has long been recognised is the labyrinth fishes of the Anabantoidei. The anabantoids...Show More Summary