Latest Ocean acidification Stories
Scientists have uncovered some surprising abilities in sea urchins living along the coast of California and Oregon.
New research shows that when seawater is both acidic and warm, coral reefs may be more susceptible to microborers, such as algae, blue-green algae and fungi that inhabit reefs and bore tiny holes in it that undermine the strength of the coral skeleton
To study the effects of ocean acidification, ten huge plastic containers called mesocosms are placed in the Gullmar Fjord in Sweden.
A continental-scale chemical survey in the waters of the eastern U.S. and Gulf of Mexico is helping researchers determine how distinct bodies of water will resist changes in acidity.
The climate is getting warmer, and sea levels are rising – a threat to island nations.
Microscopic ocean algae called coccolithophores are providing clues about the impact of climate change both now and many millions of years ago.
Scientists have discovered corals at Australia’s Great Barrier Reef at depths that were previously believed to be uninhabitable.
An international team of researchers has uncovered the first evidence that marine creatures living in the Antarctic region are being affected by ocean acidification.
Climate change and extreme weather events grab the headlines, but there is another, lesser known, global change underway on land, in the seas, and in the air: acidification.
Along with negatively impacting marine life and global climate change, the acidification of the Earth’s oceans could have the unintended side effect of changing the acoustics beneath the water’s surface.
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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