Oceanography: Forecasting the rain ratio

Another reference to the Nature article posted on EPOCA 04 Aug 2011   Sensitivity of coccolithophores to carbonate chemistry and ocean acidification Marine algae known as coccolithophores produce much of the ocean’s calcium carbonate. A large survey reveals how these organisms’ calcification processes and species distribution change in response to

A comparison of the SNP variation in the calcification PMCA gene of Lottia gigantea between a Santa Barbara population and a more acidic Monterey Bay population

Posted on EPOCA: 24 Jul 2011 As the atmospheric levels of CO2 rise from human activity, the carbonic acid levels of the ocean increase, causing ocean acidification. This increase in acidity breaks down the calcified bodies that many marine organisms depend upon. Upwelling regions such as Monterey Bay in California