Posted on EPOCA: 14 May 2012 — Avery O. Tatters, Fei-Xue Fu, David A. Hutchins*, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California Abstract: Anthropogenic CO2 is progressively acidifying the ocean, but the responses of harmful algal bloom species that produce toxins that can bioaccumulate remain virtually
Posted on EPOCA: 09 May 2012 UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 8 (IPS) – Without major reductions in the use of fossil fuels, sunlight is to kill an unknown number of ocean phytoplankton, the planet’s most important organism, a new study reports this week.Not only are phytoplankton, also known as marine
Posted on EPOCA: 09 May 2012 Carbon dioxide and light are two major prerequisites of photosynthesis. Rising CO2 levels in oceanic surface waters in combination with ample light supply are therefore often considered stimulatory to marine primary production1, 2, 3. Here we show that the combination of an increase in both CO2 and light
Posted on EPOCA: 09 May 2012 — By Brita Belli in emagazine.com, a story about the Pacific Northwest shellfish industry As emissions continue to rise, the world’s oceans are becoming corrosive, threatening shellfish, corals and the entire ocean food web On most days, Bill Dewey can be found wearing
Posted on EPOCA: 09 May 2012 The interagency ocean acidification data management team is seeking community input on the definition of an ocean acidification data set. Please see details below and send your feedback to Hernan Garcia (hernan.garcia(at)noaa.gov) by May 18. What is an Ocean Acidification data set?