Articles from January 2017

A year in the life of a central California kelp forest: physical and biological insights into biogeochemical variability (update)

Published 6 January 2017   Kelp forests are among the world’s most productive marine ecosystems, yet little is known about their biogeochemistry. This study presents a 14-month time series (July 2013–August 2014) of surface and benthic dissolved inorganic carbon and total alkalinity measurements, along with accompanying hydrographic measurements, from six locations within a

Improving ocean research and mapping

Published 6 January 2017   Federal reports advance knowledge and describe actions to address ocean acidification and ocean and coastal mapping. This Administration has strongly supported science and interagency coordination, across government and with academic, industry, and other stakeholders, to address societal needs and inform effective ocean management. Today, the Office

Species-Specific Responses of Juvenile Rockfish to Elevated pCO2: From Behavior to Genomics

Published: January 5, 2017 Read the original post for the complete article and all diagrams and figures: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0169670 Abstract In the California Current ecosystem, global climate change is predicted to trigger large-scale changes in ocean chemistry within this century. Ocean acidification—which occurs when increased levels of atmospheric CO2 dissolve into the

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