Latest Chemical oceanography Stories
Stony Brook University researchers find elevated carbon dioxide concentrations impede growth and survival of bivalve larvae.
Scientists work to explain why massive "dead zones" have been invading the Pacific Northwest's near-shore waters since 2002.
Scientists in Pennsylvania report that boosting production of crops used to make biofuels could make a difficult task to shrink a vast, oxygen-depleted "dead zone" in the Gulf of Mexico more difficult.
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A marine scientist said Alaskaâ€™s $4.6 billion fishing industry might be in danger because marine waters in the area are turning acidic from absorbing greenhouse gases faster than tropical waters.
The same things that make Alaska's marine waters among the most productive in the world may also make them the most vulnerable to ocean acidification.
The burning of fossil fuels has released tremendous amounts of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide (CO2) into the atmosphere, significantly impacting global climate.
What do the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone," global climate change, and acid rain have in common? They're all a result of human impacts to Earth's biology, chemistry and geology, and the natural cycles that involve all three.
This summer, one of the world's leading ocean science bodies, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO's) and Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) adopted the new international thermodynamic equation of state for seawater called TEOS-10.
A scientist reported Friday that the Gulf of Mexico's "dead zone," where low amounts of oxygen in the water make it hard for anything to live there, is less than half the size as predicted earlier this year.
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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