Blog Profile / Ocean Acidification

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Ocean acidification threatening many species (text & video)

A few decades ago, dozens of species in Monterey Bay were on the verge of extinction. Today, many of those species are now thriving. This success story is the subject of “Big Blue Live,” a three-night television special that begins on Monday. PBS and the BBC are producing the show, which airs from 8 to […]

Ocean acidification threatens Florida’s economy

I’m an angler and surfer. I spend every moment I can spare on the water with my two sons, who fish and surf with me in Florida’s beautiful offshore waters. They’re developing a strong love for the ocean, which makes me proud and allows me to share a culture with them that ties us closely […]

IAEA Training Course on Marine Ecosystems and Industries at Risk: Impact of Multiple Stressors, 9–27 November 2015, Monaco

Deadline for nominations through competent official authorities: 20 September 2015. Organizers The training course is organized by the Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). It will be hosted by IAEA Environment Laboratories in Monaco on 9-27 November 2015. Show More Summary

Post-doctoral research associate position in ocean modeling

Position Overview Organization: College of the Environment, Oceanography Title : Research Associate Search Number : NN13328 Position Details Coastal Ocean Modeling Postdoc A Post-doctoral research position in ocean modeling is available in the School of Oceanography at the University of Washington. Show More Summary

Marine ecosystems and climate change: economic issues

Marine ecosystems, and the services they provide, are predicted to alter considerably as a result of climate change. This paper outlines important expected alterations in these ecosystems, considers their economic consequences, and examines economic policies that may be adopted in response to these changes. In doing so, it focuses on two main cases, namely findings […]

4th edition of the “Ocean Acidification Report”

Global Ocean Health (GOH) has recently released the fourth edition of its “Ocean Acidification Report”. Some of the topics covered include the BC shellfish crisis, new strides in protecting king crab from OA vulnerability, and a look at the risk to geoduck (along with a lot more). Global Ocean Health Ocean Acidification Report 1:4, August […]

Oyster industry more convinced of ocean acidification impacts than public

Although some people in the general public remain skeptical about the impacts of ocean acidification, a growing number of professionals who make their living off the ocean have become believers. A newly published survey found that more than 80 percent of respondents from the United States shellfish industry on the West Coast are convinced that […]

Ocean acidification

Most of us are familiar with the carbon cycle, which is good because we depend on it for life. To put it simply, animals exhale carbon dioxide, and decomposing animals release carbon, while plants take in CO? during photosynthesis. The carbon cycle does require that some CO? be released into the atmosphere, but currently, anthropogenic […]

The 411: Ocean acidification

We’re breaking down what ocean acidification is and how it’s impacting us. What is ocean acidification? Ocean acidification is when carbon dioxide is absorbed by seawater and results in various chemical reactions. These chemical reactions...Show More Summary

Ocean acidification combatted by Canadian google science fair finalist

Isabella O’Brien wants to help solve the problem of ocean acidification. O’Brien is one of the twenty Global Finalists in the 2015 Google Science Fair, with winners to be announced on September 21, 2015. Her inspiration came after a diving trip in Mexico where she saw large amounts of dead coral and wanted to find […]

Ocean warming and acidification needs more attention, argues US

Concern growing over climate change-induced warming on marine life US to raise issue in Paris climate talks and call for more research The US government has urged the international community to focus more on the impact of climate change on the oceans, amid growing concern over changes affecting corals, shellfish and other marine life. The […]

Invitation to abstract submission : 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21-26 February 2016, New Orleans

David Hutchins, Philip Boyd, Ulf Riebesell, and Jean-Pierre Gattuso would like to invite the ocean global change research community to submit an abstract to their session at the 2016 Ocean Sciences Meeting, 21-26 February 2016, New Orleans. The session (abstract below) will focus on the effects of multiple environmental change drivers, including ocean acidification, on […]

Local leaders, scientists and fishermen gather in Homer to discuss ocean acidification

Interactive ocean acidification kiosk opens in Homer. The Alaska Marine Conservation Council and Cook Inletkeeper met with a group of local leaders, scientists and fishermen in Homer on Monday to share information on ocean acidification. The group of organizations and individuals convened for the debut of a new touch-screen kiosk, an educational tool for fostering […]

Oyster growers fret about ocean acidification, Oregon State University study shows

Just like there are no atheists in fox holes, you’d be hard pressed to find many northwest oyster growers disbelieving in climate change — and the related ocean acidification, according to an Oregon State University study. Three quarters of oyster growers surveyed said they were either “extremely” or “very” concerned about ocean acidification, according to […]

Perception and response of the U.S. West Coast shellfish industry to ocean acidification: the voice of the canaries in the coal mine

In the mid-2000s the U.S. west coast oyster industry experienced several years of significant production failures. This industry has been referred to as the “canary in a coal mine” for ocean acidification (OA). Industry-led collaboration...Show More Summary

Lessons from the Mediterranean about ocean acidification

Today’s guest blog comes from Jason Hall-Spencer — a Professor of Marine Biology at Plymouth University in the United Kingdom. His research spans seamount ecology, fisheries, ocean acidification, aquaculture and conservation. He’s also working on marine protected area design using satellite vessel monitoring for fisheries management. Show More Summary

Environmental stability affects phenotypic evolution in a globally distributed marine picoplankton

Marine phytoplankton can evolve rapidly when confronted with aspects of climate change because of their large population sizes and fast generation times. Despite this, the importance of environment fluctuations, a key feature of climate...Show More Summary

A plea to ocean acidification scientists

It is unfortunate that the terminology used in some papers, presentations and media interviews is misleading. The definition of “acidic” in the Oxford English dictionary is “having the properties of an acid; having a pH of less than 7”. Despite the process of ocean acidification (the acidity of seawater, or hydrogen ion concentration, has increased […]

Impact of ocean acidification on thermal tolerance and acid–base regulation of Mytilus edulis (L.) from the North Sea

Anthropogenic climate change confronts marine organisms with rapid trends of concomitant warming and CO2 induced ocean acidification. The survival and distribution of species partly depend on their ability to exploit their physiological plasticity during acclimatization. Show More Summary

Combined effects of short-term ocean acidification and heat shock in a benthic copepod Tigriopus japonicus Mori

Warming of the world’s oceans is predicted to have many negative effects on organisms as they have optimal thermal windows. In coastal waters, however, both temperatures and pCO2 (pH) exhibit diel variations, and biological performances are likely to be modulated by physical and chemical environmental changes. To understand how coastal zooplankton respond to the combined […]

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