Latest Chemical oceanography Stories
The environmental impact of millions of gallons of oil still in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon incident may depend on microscopic helpers: Bacteria that consume oil and other hydrocarbons and could break down the spilled crude, making it disappear.
Carbon dioxide build up will likely have major complications for life on earth and catastrophic effects on all sea life.
The icy Arctic waters around Norway's archipelago of Svalbard are facing the threat of acidity.
New data on photosynthesis and respiration will improve models, researchers say.
The northern Gulf of Mexico hypoxic zone, an underwater area with little or no oxygen known commonly as the â€œdead zone,â€ could be larger than the recent average.
University of Michigan aquatic ecologist Donald Scavia and his colleagues say this year's Gulf of Mexico "dead zone" is expected to be larger than average, continuing a decades-long trend that threatens the health of a $659 million fishery.
Numerous studies are documenting the growing effects of climate change, carbon dioxide, pollution and other human-related phenomena on the world's oceans.
While an out-of-control gusher deep in the Gulf of Mexico fouls beaches and chokes marshland habitat, another threat could be growing below the oil-slicked surface.
European Science Foundation presents ocean acidification report at EU Maritime Day 2010.
The changing chemistry of the world's oceans is a growing global problem. Unless man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are substantially curbed, or atmospheric CO2 is controlled by some other means, the ocean will continue to become more acidic.
Ocean acidification is the name that was given to the ongoing decrease in the pH of Earth’s oceans, a cause of the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. About 30 to 40 percent of the carbon dioxide that is released by humans into the atmosphere dissolves into the lakes, oceans, and rivers. To maintain the chemical equilibrium, some of it reacts with the water to create carbonic acid. Some of these extra carbonic acid molecules react with a water molecule to provide a...
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