Latest Ocean acidification Stories
A top ocean scientist warned that carbon dioxide emissions from human activities are acidifying the oceans and threatening some sea life with mass extinction.
Rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the resulting effects on ocean water are making it increasingly difficult for coral reefs to grow, say scientists.
A new study found that ocean acidification caused by climate change is stripping away the protective shell of tiny yet vital organisms that absorb huge amounts of carbon pollution from the atmosphere.
Scientists identified seven new species of bamboo coral discovered on a NOAA-funded mission in the deep waters of the PapahÄnaumokuÄkea Marine National Monument.
NEW YORK, Feb. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Imagine a world without fish. A new documentary on climate change and the oceans proposes just that. The film, A Sea Change, premieres at the DC Environmental Film Festival March 14.
Greenhouse gases are putting oceans at risk of becoming too acidic to support reefs and marine life, scientists at a U.N.
The oceans of the world act as a shock absorber for the effects of climate change - absorbing a sizeable amount of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide, according to a New York Times report.
Making bales with 30 percent of global crop residues â€“ the stalks and such left after harvesting â€“ and then sinking the bales into the deep ocean could reduce the build up of global carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by up to 15 percent a year, according to just published calculations.
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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