Posted on GRIST: 29 Nov 2012 — By Sarah Henry — This article highlights the C-CAN partnership between Hog Island Oyster Company and Bodega Bay Marine Lab. Young oysters, aka “oyster seeds,” are increasingly vulnerable as the ocean absorbs carbon and becomes more acidic. By Jon Rowley Terry Sawyer
An interesting article about Puget Sound shellfish and Northwest Fisheries Science Laboratory studies reported on the EPOCA blog Recent studies show Puget Sound is particularly susceptible to changes in ocean pH. Changes—such as those already happening—can inhibit nascent shellfish from forming shells. At the warm, brine-scented Northwest Fisheries Science
Posted on Los Angeles Times: 28 Nov 2012 — By David Horsey Ocean acidification threatens sea life and the global food chain (David Horsey / Los Angeles Times / November 28, 2012) If the prospect of coastal cities sinking into the sea 100 years from now does not motivate Americans
Posted on Sightline Daily: 27 Nov 2012 — By Jennifer Langston — Recommendations on our souring seas from Washington’s panel on ocean acidification. This post is part of the research project: Northwest Ocean Acidification Update: Outgoing governor Chris Gregoire this morning announced a $3.3 million budget recommendation and signed an executive order to begin funding
Posted on EPOCA: 27 Nov 2012 Metabolic processes have the potential to modulate the effects of ocean acidification (OA) in nearshore macroalgal beds. We investigated whether natural mixed assemblages of the articulate coralline macroalga Arthrocardia corymbosa and understory crustose coralline algae (CCA) altered pH and O2 concentrations within and immediately above their canopies.