Posted on EPOCA: 07 Nov 2011 — Research on tropical sea cucumbers shows that their digestive process may increase local alkalinity on coral reefs. This additional alkalinity could partially buffer changes in seawater pH associated with increasing atmospheric CO2 locally, thus reducing the impact of ocean acidification on coral growth.
Guest columnist Bill Dewey writes about a new and serious threat to marine conservation and resource management: ocean acidification. The tools and strategies to reverse this trend that is detrimental to marine life are available, proven and even profitable. — By Bill Dewey Special to The Times THE SUSTAINABLE PATH
By Jennifer Langston – Posted on Sightline Tiny sea butterflies dissolve before researchers’ eyes. Baby oysters die by the tankful. Sea urchins grow deformed. These are a few consequences of raising marine creatures in increasingly corrosive water. And they could preview what’s in store for the Northwest as carbon dioxide
By MEREDITH GRIFFITH, Islands Sounder Reporter, DECEMBER 5, 2011 — 1,340-year-old mussels tell the story, says SeaDoc-funded study A bed of California mussels. Contributed by Cathy Pfister, PhD California mussels from the Salish Sea have undergone a serious transformation over the past millenium, indicates a recent scientific study funded by The SeaDoc