Posted on EPOCA: 21 Jun 2013 As the process of ocean acidification alters seawater carbon chemistry, physiological processes such as skeletal accretion are expected to become more difficult for calcifying organisms. The crustose coralline red algae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta) form an important guild of calcifying primary producers in the temperate Northeast
Posted on EPOCA: 21 Jun 2013 Sodium hypochlorite (NaOCl) is widely used to disinfect seawater in power plant cooling systems in order to reduce biofouling, and in ballast water treatment systems to prevent transport of exotic marine species. While the toxicity of NaOCl is expected to increase by ongoing ocean
Posted on EPOCA: 19 Jun 2013 We investigate the temporal variability and trends of pH and of the aragonite saturation state, Ωarag, in the southern California Current System on the basis of a 6 year timeseries from Santa Monica Bay, using bi-weekly observations of dissolved inorganic carbon and combined calculated
Posted on Science News: 17 Jun 2013 — By Erin Wayman — Ocean acidification could hamper larvae’s growth As oceans soak up more carbon dioxide, oyster larvae may have trouble getting enough energy to build their shells, finds a new study of Pacific oysters (shown). Taylor Shellfish Farm, NOAA The
Posted on WAMC – Northeast Public Radio: 14 Jun 2013 — Interview with Dr. Richard Feely, NOAA PMEL, and Dr. Benoit Eudeline, hatchery production and research director at Taylor Shellfish IRA FLATOW, HOST: Think for a minute about the victims of climate change. You might envision the polar bear, right?