Articles from June 2012

Sour future for Californian waters?

Posted on EPOCA: 21 Jun 2012   The waters of the California Current System contain some of the most productive ecosystems in the world. But they already have low-carbonate saturation, making them vulnerable to ocean acidification as the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises. Now high-resolution eddy-resolving model

Response of marine ecosystems to deep-time global warming: a synthesis of biotic patterns across the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum (PETM)

Posted on EPOCA: 21 Jun 2012   This paper provides a synthesis of the long- and short-term response of various marine ecosystems (deep oceans, pelagic, pelitic shelves and carbonate platforms) to the Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum (PETM) and its broader paleoclimatic and paleoceanographic context. Despite the severity and sudden onset of

Acid test for marine life

Posted on EPOCA: 19 Jun 2012  In Rio de Janeiro this week, environmental leaders from many nations are addressing one of our planet’s most serious yet still vastly under-recognized challenges: ocean acidification. Ocean acidification, a process in which seawater chemistry changes when the ocean absorbs rising levels of atmospheric carbon