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Biotic and Human Vulnerability to Projected Changes in Ocean Biogeochemistry over the 21st Century

Mora, Camilo, et al. "Biotic and human vulnerability to projected changes in ocean biogeochemistry over the 21st century." PLoS biology 11.10 (2013): e1001682. Abstract Ongoing greenhouse gas emissions can modify climate processes and induce shifts in ocean temperature, pH, oxygen concentration, and productivity, which in turn could alter biological and social systems. Here, we provide […]

October 5, 2012
Ocean acidification emerges as new climate threat

By Juliet Eilperin, Published: September 30, 2012 HOMER, Alaska — Kris Holderied, who directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Kasitsna Bay Laboratory, says the ocean’s increasing acidity is “the reason fishermen stop me in the grocery store.”“They say, ‘You’re with the NOAA lab, what are you doing on ocean acidification?’ ” Holderied said. “This is a […]

NOAA: Study Finds That Ocean Acidification Is Accelerated In Nutrient-Rich Areas

by News Service – September 24, 2012 21:01 EST SILVER SPRING, Marlyland — Carbon dioxide released from decaying algal blooms, combined with ongoing increases in atmospheric carbon emissions, leads to increased levels of ocean acidification, and places additional stress on marine resources and the coastal economies that depend on them, according to a new […]

Study: Changes to ocean expected to damage shellfish around world

By Shelby Lin Erdman, CNN. July 18, 2011 (CNN) — Massive global greenhouse gas pollution is changing the chemistry of the world’s oceans so much that scientists now predict it could severely damage shellfish populations and the nations that depend on the harvests if significant action isn’t taken. A new study from the Woods Hole […]

June 15, 2011
Coral Reef Fact: Sea Butterflies

Coral Reef Fact: Sea butterflies are small sea snails which float freely in the water with the currents. Their bodies have adapted to this existence, shrinking their shell & gills & the foot has become 2 wing-like lobes(parapodia) used to move it through the sea. Even though “their shell may be so fine as to […]