Month: June 2012

Early developmental gene regulation in Strongylocentrotus purpuratus embryos in response to elevated CO2 seawater conditions

Posted on EPOCA: 27 Jun 2012  Ocean acidification, or the increased uptake of CO2 by the ocean due to elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations, may variably impact marine early life history stages, as they may be especially susceptible to changes in ocean chemistry. Investigating the regulatory mechanisms of early development in an environmental

Californication: Acid Surf

Posted on Discovery News: 25 Jun 2012 — Analysis by Kieran Mulvaney IMAGE: Bixby Creek Bridge, Big Sur, Calif. (James Randklev, Corbis)  Roughly one-third of the carbon dioxide that enters the atmosphere as a result of human activities eventually finds its way into the surface waters of the ocean –