Canary in the kelp forest

April 23, 2017   The one-two punch of warming waters and ocean acidification is predisposing some marine animals to dissolving quickly under conditions already occurring off the Northern California coast, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. In the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal

Using integrated, ecosystem-level management to address intensifying ocean acidification and hypoxia in the California Current large marine ecosystem

April 4, 2017   Abstract Ocean acidification is intensifying and hypoxia is projected to expand in the California Current large marine ecosystem as a result of processes associated with the global emission of CO2. Observed changes in the California Current outpace those in many other areas of the ocean, underscoring

Species-specific responses to ocean acidification should account for local adaptation and adaptive plasticity

 Although this study pertains to the Humboldt Current System,  similar variability in response is likely in the California Current.   Cristian A. Vargas, Nelson A. Lagos, Marco A. Lardies, Cristian Duarte, Patricio H. Manríquez, Victor M. Aguilera, Bernardo Broitman, Steve Widdecombe & Sam Dupont Nature Ecology & Evolution 1, Article number: 0084 (2017) doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0084 Download Citation | Climate-change ecology | Ecology Received: 08 June 2016 | Accepted: