Latest Ocean acidification Stories
Coastal communities hard hit by ocean acidification hotspots have more options than they may realize, says an interdisciplinary team of science and legal experts.
A new set of buoys in Alaska waters will help scientists understand how climate change may be affecting the pH level of northern seas.
The acidification of the worldâ€™s oceans could have major consequences for the marine environment.
Craig Scott Goldsmith, author of "Uninhabitable: A Case for Caution," says, â€œIt is time for America to step up or step aside.â€ (PRWEB) April 20, 2011 In preparation for Earth Day 2011, Craig Scott Goldsmith, author of "Uninhabitable: A Case for Caution," has sent an open letter to humanity and its leaders cautioning the detrimental effects of releasing Co2 into the atmosphere. Goldsmith says humans are accelerating Co2 emissions through overpopulation, the...
University of Miami scientists are using the geologic record of corals to understand how reef ecosystems might respond to climate change.
Microscopic remains of dead Phantom midge larvae may explain a few hundred years of history of the living conditions of fish, acidification and fish death in Swedish lakes.
A team of scientists in the United Kingdom and the United States has warned that the native fauna and unique ecology of the Southern Ocean, the vast body of water that surrounds the Antarctic continent, is under threat from human activity.
Research can help assess impacts of climate change, other threats to coral reef ecosystems.
Scripps researchers document the history of sudden global warming events, impacts on marine life.
Warming seas, rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide and other factors such as over-fishing could wipe out the worldâ€™s coral reefs by 2050 unless urgent action is taken to counteract these threats.
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...
Rice Coral, (Montipora capitata), also known as Pore Coral, is a species of stony coral in the Acroporidae family. It is found in the tropical north and central areas of the Pacific Ocean at depths down to 66 feet. It is common in the waters near Hawaii, especially where the sea is turbulent. This is a reef-building species that forms colonies. As it matures, it develops tree-like branches. Its corallites are tiny and well separated by a calcareous (calcium carbonate) skeleton. The walls...
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