September 2017 Contributed by Michael Milstein A new study by NOAA Fisheries scientists has produced a detailed, searchable database of almost 3,000 species found in Puget Sound, and unravels some earlier assumptions about how vulnerable some species may be to ocean acidification. The research published recently in the online
Month: September 2017
As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond
September 18,2017 Scientists collaborate to mitigate climate impacts in the Northwest. Taylor Shellfish Farm’s Quilcene hatchery perches on a narrow peninsula that juts into the sinuous waterways of Washington’s Puget Sound. On the July day I visited, the hatchery and everything surrounding it seemed to drip with fecundity. Clouds
CO2 system studies in brackish waters: What should I measure and why ?
Most of our approaches to studying the CO2 system in seawater environments were refined by marine chemists seeking to understand processes occurring in the open ocean. Brackish waters, however, bring complications. The salinity is typically quite variable, and the salt composition may well not adhere tightly to Marcet’s principle (constant
Why are there so many ‘pH scales’ for measuring seawater ‘pH’? What do they mean?
pH is an important property of aqueous solutions because it affects a wide variety of chemical and biochemical properties through its role in acid-base reactions. This importance and the ease of pH measurement are the reasons why pH is perhaps the most measured chemical parameter in many environmental systems. A