Latest Ocean acidification Stories
To have even a chance of saving the worldâ€™s coral reefs from extensive damage caused by global warming, carbon emissions in industrialized countries need to be cut by 25% below their year 2000 levels by 2020 â€“ and by 80-90% by 2050.
Australian marine scientists have issued an urgent call for massive and rapid worldwide cuts in carbon emissions, deep enough to prevent atmospheric CO2 levels rising to 450 parts per million.
Stony Brook University researchers find elevated carbon dioxide concentrations impede growth and survival of bivalve larvae.
National Science Foundation and Consortium for Ocean Leadership sign cooperative agreement for vast undersea observing network.
Humanity needs to act now to avoid threats to human well-being caused by irreversible damage to the Earth, its climate, species and life-supporting systems.
The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution says it will soon begin construction of ocean observatories at various U.S.
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.
Mounting evidence that human activity is changing the worldâ€™s oceans in profound and damaging ways is outlined in a new scientific discussion paper released today.
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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