Month: February 2014

Impacts of natural and manipulated variations in temperature, pH and light on photosynthetic parameters of coralline–kelp assemblages

Posted on OA: 27 Feb 2014  Increasing absorption of CO2 by the world’s oceans is lowering seawater pH and may have severe consequences for marine calcifying organisms. Understanding the ecological consequences of anthropogenic CO2 emissions will require examination of how calcifying organisms and their associated communities respond to natural variation in CO2 concentration.

Life Threatened in Acidic Coastal Waters

Coastal Environmental and Ecosystem Issues of the East China Sea, Eds., A. Ishimatsu and H.-J. Lie, pp. 283–303. © by TERRAPUB and Nagasaki University, 2010. Atsushi ISHIMATSU and Awantha DISSANAYAKE   Abstract:  Increasing atmospheric CO2 is not only increasing global temperature but also rapidly acidifying seawater through formation of carbonic

A time-series view of changing ocean chemistry due to ocean uptake of anthropogenic CO2 and ocean acidification

Posted on OA: 19 Feb 2014  Sustained observations provide critically needed data and understanding not only about ocean warming and water cycle reorganization (e.g., salinity changes), ocean eutrophication, and ocean deoxygenation, but also about changes in ocean chemistry. As an example of changes in the global ocean carbon cycle, consistent changes