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
From Alan Trimble Hello Everyone, As July comes to a close we still have not seen a signficant Pacific Oyster spawning. Native oysters larval counts have begun dropping while setting has been good for the past four weeks (~10/shell per week). Clam larvae were abundant early in the month, but have
Posted on EPOCA: 24 Jul 2011 Led by the research groups of Brian Gaylord, Tessa Hill, Ann Russell, and Eric Sanford, the Bodega Ocean Acidification Research (BOAR) consortium is examining spatial and temporal changes in seawater chemistry and the impacts of this variability on the ecology, physiology, and biomechanics
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
Posted on EPOCA: 21 Jul 2011 Typos and errors were found in chapter 2 of the “Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting”. The erratum has been updated and the pdf files of the full guide and chapter 2 have been corrected on 20 July 2011.