Posted on OA: 27 Feb 2014 Nanaimo-based Island Scallops has shut down its processing plant and laid off a third of its workforce. Ten million scallops that have died in the waters near Qualicum Beach due to rising ocean acidity are the latest victims in a series of marine die-offs
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.
Posted on OA: 25 Feb 2014 — Hofmann G. E., Evans T. G., Kelly M. W., Padilla-Gamiño J. L., Blanchette C. A., Washburn L., Chan F., McManus M. A., Menge B. A., Gaylord B., Hill T. M., Sanford E., LaVigne M., Rose J. M., Kapsenberg L. & Dutton J. M.,
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
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