Ocean Acidification

Acid coastal seas off US putting common fish species at risk

Scientists have shown that coastal waters and river estuaries can exhibit unique vulnerabilities to acidification than offshore waters. This …

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Global warming is making oceans so acidic, they may reach the pH they were 14 million years ago

We already know plastic waste leads to a colossal level of marine pollution and threatens the lives and habitats of many animals and plants.<p>We also know sunscreen can bleach coral and destroy whole reefs and that even traces of drugs can tip the hormonal balance of various marine animals.<p>Man is to …

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Elevating Ocean-Based Climate Solutions

Download the PDF here.<p>When the Trump administration announced its intention to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, U.S. nonfederal …

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Sydney rock oysters getting smaller as oceans become more acidic

The famous Sydney rock oyster is shrinking as oceans become more acidic, new research has found.<p>In news that will rock seafood lovers, a study released overnight by academics in the UK found oysters in New South Wales have become smaller and fewer in number because of coastal acidification.<p>It’s …

Sea Level

RELEASE: Supporters of Paris Climate Agreement Should Focus on Ocean-Based Climate Solutions, New Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — More than a year after the Trump administration announced plans to withdraw from the Paris Agreement on climate change, many U.S. …

Climate

Toxic algae a threat to Sweden's water supply

High levels of toxic blue-green algae, which has thrived in this summer’s extreme hot weather, is making it more difficult to secure clean drinking …

Water

Research Buoy Raises Red Flags About San Francisco Bay’s Health

SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — A research buoy anchored off the San Francisco waterfront is raising red flags when it comes to the levels of carbon dioxide …

San Francisco

Revisiting the larval dispersal black box in the Anthropocene | ICES Journal of Marine Science

Many marine organisms have a multi-phase life history and rely on their planktonic larvae for dispersal. Despite the important role of larvae in …

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Ocean Acidification Is Frying Fish’s Sense of Smell

It’s hard to imagine since our sense of smell pretty much disappears underwater, but fish rely heavily on their sniffers to detect predators, find …

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Sea snails may offer insights into Arctic Ocean’s acidification

Canada’s Department of Fisheries and Oceans kicked off another season of research in the western Arctic on Aug. 1, when eight crew members aboard the …

The Arctic

Research shows how carbon-filled oceans affect a tiny but important organism

They're impossible to see with the naked eye. They're difficult to pronounce.<p>But coccolithophores, a single-celled plankton, have an outsized effect …

Chemical Engineering

The real cost of ocean acidification

A new Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS)-led paper published in the science journal Nature Climate Change has highlighted the …

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Last week an international team of marine scientists published a paper in <i>Scientific Reports</i> that heeds a strong warning to the world: Carbon dioxide …

Oceans

Wilderness is vanishingly rare in Earth’s oceans

Just a sliver of ocean classed as wild is within marine protected areas.<p>Only 13% of Earth’s oceans can now be classed as wilderness, according to a …

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Ocean Acidity Could Reach Fourteen-Million-Year High

The world’s oceans are likely to become more acidic than at any time in the past 14 million years, according to scientists from Cardiff University in …

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Geoengineering the Great Barrier Reef needs strong rules

A recent conference showcased new possibilities for enhancing Reef resilience, including boosting coral abundance and geoengineering techniques that …

Great Barrier Reef

Sydney’s famous rock oysters are getting smaller as oceans become more acidic

The famous Sydney rock oyster is shrinking as oceans become more acidic, new research has found.<p>In news that will rock seafood lovers, a study …

Climate Change

Can seagrass help fight ocean acidification? Of course, the only way to truly fight ocean acidification reducing emissions

Of course, the only way to truly fight ocean acidification reducing emissions<p>Seagrass meadows could play a limited, localized role in alleviating …

Oceans

Size Changes How These Species Respond To Ocean Acidification

Pacific Northwest tide pools are known for the sea stars, sea urchins, mussels and barnacles that they harbor. But amidst these charismatic animals, you will often find tufts of bright pink coralline algae. Although coralline algae are more closely related to other algae than they are to corals, …

Oceans

Can seagrass help fight ocean acidification?

Of course, the only way to truly fight ocean acidification reducing emissions<p>Washington, DC--Seagrass meadows could play a limited, localized role in …

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Best of Last Week–New way to make photons, rising ocean acidification and a neural link between depression and bad sleep

<b>Citation</b>: Best of Last Week–New way to make photons, rising ocean acidification and a neural link between depression and bad sleep (2018, July 30) …

Physics

Ocean acidification is having major impact on marine life: In new research, scientists say cuts in global CO2 emissions are essential to limit further damage to coral reefs and kelp forests

In new research, scientists say cuts in global CO2 emissions are essential to limit further damage to coral reefs and kelp forests<p>Carbon dioxide …

Climate Change

Study shows ocean acidification is having major impact on marine life

In new research, scientists say cuts in global CO2 emissions are essential to limit further damage to coral reefs and kelp forests<p>Carbon dioxide …

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Ocean acidification drives community shifts towards simplified non-calcified habitats in a subtropical−temperate transition zone

1.<p>IPCC. Climate Change 2013 - The Physical Science Basis: Working Group I Contribution to the Fifth Assessment Report of the IPCC. 1535 (Cambridge …

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Global warming is causing 'catastrophic' damage to coral reefs, as rising temperatures are fuelling deadly algae blooms worldwide

The devastating impact of global warming on ocean life has been laid bare in a shocking new scientific report.<p>Coral reefs across the globe are being …

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Ocean acidification is disrupting marine ecosystems, study shows

Ocean acidification is already altering marine ecosystems, and if CO2 concentrations continue to rise, the effects on ocean acidity could be more …

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Size is key in predicting how calcifying organisms will respond to ocean acidification

New research suggests size is the main factor that predicts how calcifying organisms will respond to ocean acidification.<p>The findings, published …

Oceans

Ocean acidification a challenge for science, governments & communities

A new IMAS-led paper published in the science journal <i>Nature Climate Change</i> has highlighted the challenges faced by scientists, governments and …

Climate Change

Ocean acidification a challenge for science, governments, and communities

A new paper highlights the challenges faced by scientists, governments and communities as rising levels of carbon dioxide are absorbed by the world's …

Climate Change

New Study Finds Ocean Acidification Will Soon Hit Levels We Haven’t Seen in 14 Million Years

By 2100 the ocean will see level of acidification not seen in 14 million years—unless we drastically change how we’re living. Photo: Kenji Croman<p><b>A</b> …

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