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NOAA: Alaska fisheries and communities at risk from ocean acidification
Ocean acidification is driving changes in waters vital to Alaska's valuable commercial fisheries and subsistence way of life, according to new NOAA-led research that will be published online in Progress in Oceanography. (2014-07-29)
Ocean acidification: Making new discoveries through National Science Foundation research grants
With increasing levels of carbon dioxide accumulating in the atmosphere and moving into marine systems, the world's oceans are becoming more acidic. (2013-09-03)
Sensitive youngsters
Young sea stars from the Baltic Sea suffer more from the effects of ocean acidification than adults. (2014-09-26)
Ocean acidification slows algae growth in the Southern Ocean
In a recent study, scientists at the Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research, demonstrate for the first time that ocean acidification could have negative impacts on diatoms in the Southern Ocean. (2015-02-24)
Ocean acidification turns climate change winners into losers: UBC research
Adding ocean acidification and deoxygenation into the mix of climate change predictions may turn (2012-02-18)
Rising water temperatures and acidification affect important plankton organism
In an experiment with organisms from the Kiel Fjord, a team of biologists from GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel demonstrated for the first time, that ocean acidification and rising water temperatures harms the fatty acid composition of copepods in the natural plankton community. (2016-08-09)
The Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic
The eastern Arctic Ocean is becoming more like the Atlantic Ocean, a new study combining remote sensing and local data finds. (2017-04-06)
NOAA-led researchers discover ocean acidity is dissolving shells of tiny snails off West Coast
A NOAA-led research team has found the first evidence that acidity of continental shelf waters off the West Coast is dissolving the shells of tiny free-swimming marine snails, called pteropods, which provide food for pink salmon, mackerel and herring, according to a new paper published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. (2014-04-30)
Ocean acidification slowing coral reef growth
Research at One Tree Island Research Station proves ocean acidification resulting from carbon dioxide emissions is slowing coral reef growth. (2016-02-24)
Monitoring seawater reveals ocean acidification risks to Alaskan shellfish hatchery
New collaborative research between NOAA, University of Alaska and an Alaskan shellfish hatchery shows that ocean acidification may make it difficult for Alaskan coastal waters to support shellfish hatcheries by 2040 unless costly mitigation efforts are installed to modify seawater used in the hatcheries. (2015-07-01)
Ocean acidification: Herring could benefit from an altered food chain
Many studies have shown that larvae of various fish species can be negatively affected by ocean acidification. (2018-03-19)
Natural underwater springs show how coral reefs respond to ocean acidification
Ocean acidification due to rising carbon dioxide levels reduces the density of coral skeletons, making coral reefs more vulnerable to disruption and erosion. (2013-06-19)
Ocean acidification could lead to collapse of coral reefs
Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Carnegie Institute of Science researchers have measured a roughly 40 percent reduction in the rate of calcium carbonate deposited in Australia's Great Barrier Reef in the last 35 years, likely caused by ocean acidification. (2014-09-29)
Ocean carbon uptake more variable than thought
The Earth's oceans are thought to have taken up about one quarter of the carbon dioxide that humans pumped into the atmosphere in the past two decades. (2014-11-13)
Ocean acidification affects predator-prey response
Ocean acidification makes it harder for sea snails to escape from their sea star predators, according to a study from UC Davis. (2016-06-29)
Ocean acidification harms cod larvae more than previously thought
The Atlantic cod is one of the most important commercial fish species in the world. (2019-02-19)
Ocean acidification will seriously impact mussel populations
With rising atmospheric CO2 and rocketing ocean acidification, concerns are increasing for aquatic ecosystems. (2011-07-14)
New study shows Arctic Ocean rapidly becoming more corrosive to marine species
New research by NOAA, University of Alaska, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution in the journal Oceanography shows that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build and maintain their shells by 2030, with the Bering Sea reaching this level of acidity by 2044. (2015-06-15)
Can seagrass help fight ocean acidification?
Seagrass meadows could play a limited, localized role in alleviating ocean acidification in coastal ecosystems, according to new work led by Carnegie's David Koweek and including Carnegie's Ken Caldeira. (2018-07-31)
Greatest mass extinction driven by acidic oceans, study finds
Changes to the Earth's oceans, caused by extreme volcanic activity, triggered the greatest extinction of all time, a study suggests. (2015-04-09)
National Academies Advisory: March 5 lecture on ocean acidification
The lecture, presented by the National Research Council's Ocean Studies Board, will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, in the Baird Auditorium of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History. (2007-02-27)
Ocean acidification takes a toll on California's coastline at nighttime
A new study, based on the most-extensive set of measurements ever made in tide pools, suggests that ocean acidification will increasingly put many marine organisms at risk by exacerbating normal changes in ocean chemistry that occur overnight. (2016-03-18)
Shark babies remain strong in future acidic oceans
An Australian study published today has found that certain baby sharks are able to cope with the level of ocean acidification predicted for the end of this century. (2016-03-07)
Southern Ocean acidification puts marine organisms at risk
New research co-authored by University of Alaska indicates that acidification of the Southern Ocean will cause a layer of water to form below the surface that corrodes the shells of some sea snails. (2019-03-11)
First buoy to monitor ocean acidification launched
The first buoy to monitor ocean acidification has been launched in the Gulf of Alaska. (2007-06-12)
Ocean acidification changes nitrogen cycling in world seas
Increasing acidity in the sea's waters may fundamentally change how nitrogen is cycled in them, say marine scientists. (2010-12-20)
Not only do Gulf of Aqaba corals survive climate change but their offspring may too
Parent corals from the Gulf of Aqaba that experience increased temperatures and ocean acidification stress during the peak reproductive period are not only able to maintain normal physiological function, but also have the same reproductive output and produce offspring that function and survive as well as those which were produced under today's ambient water conditions. (2019-01-22)
Carbon dioxide from water pollution, as well as air pollution, may adversely impact oceans
Carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the oceans as a result of water pollution by nutrients -- a major source of this greenhouse gas that gets little public attention -- is enhancing the unwanted changes in ocean acidity due to atmospheric increases in CO2. (2012-09-19)
Submarine springs reveal how coral reefs respond to ocean acidification
Ocean acidification due to rising carbon dioxide levels will reduce the density of coral skeletons, making coral reefs more vulnerable to disruption and erosion, according to a new study of corals growing where submarine springs naturally lower the pH of seawater. (2013-06-17)
New research maps areas most vulnerable to ocean acidification
New NOAA-led research maps the distribution of aragonite saturation state in both surface and subsurface waters of the global ocean and provides further evidence that ocean acidification is happening on a global scale. (2015-10-13)
Coral reef experiment shows: Acidification from carbon dioxide slows growth
Ocean acidification will severely impair coral reef growth before the end of the century if carbon dioxide emissions continue unchecked. (2018-03-14)
Study outlines threat of ocean acidification to coastal communities in US
Coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the $1 billion shelled mollusk industry (primarily oysters and clams) are at long-term economic risk from the increasing threat of ocean acidification, a new report concludes. (2015-02-23)
Where can coral reefs relocate to escape the heat?
The best real estate for coral reefs over the coming decades will no longer be around the equator but in the sub-tropics, new research from the University of Bristol suggests. (2013-08-29)
Sheltering habits help sharks cope with acid oceans
Researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Coral Reef Studies at James Cook University have found that the epaulette shark, a species that shelters within reefs and copes with low oxygen levels, is able to tolerate increased carbon dioxide in the water without any obvious physical impact. (2014-10-15)
New study shows ocean acidification accelerates erosion of coral reefs
Scientists studying naturally high carbon dioxide coral reefs in Papua New Guinea found that erosion of essential habitat is accelerated in these highly acidified waters, even as coral growth continues to slow. (2016-11-21)
Climate change alters the rules of sperm competition in the sea
Researchers from the University of Exeter have shown that increasing ocean acidification, brought about by manmade carbon emissions, reduces sperm performance in a species of sea urchin. (2016-08-17)
Stanford researchers help predict the oceans of the future with a mini-lab
Scientists from the Stanford and elsewhere joined to create a mini-lab in Australia's Great Barrier Reef. (2012-06-06)
Rapidly acidifying waters pose major threat for Southern Ocean ecosystem
A study published this week in the journal Nature Climate Change uses a number of Earth System Models to explore how the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide and the resulting ocean acidification will affect the Southern Ocean over the next century. (2015-11-02)
Wind holds key to climate change turnaround
Research co-led by a University of Delaware professor could help bring about the kind of far-reaching changes deemed necessary in the UN's dire new climate change report. (2018-10-09)
Acid rain has a disproportionate impact on coastal waters
The release of sulfur and nitrogen into the atmosphere by power plants and agricultural activities plays a minor role in making the ocean more acidic on a global scale, but the impact is greatly amplified in the shallower waters of the coastal ocean, according to new research by atmospheric and marine chemists. (2007-09-07)
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