Devon Northcott, Jeff Sevadjian, Diego A. Sancho-Gallegos, Chris Wahl, Jules Friederich, Francisco P. Chavez Abstract Greatly enhanced atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) levels relative to well-mixed marine air are observed during periods of offshore winds at coastal sensor platforms in Monterey Bay, California, USA. The highest concentrations originate from urban and
John A. Barth1*, Susan E. Allen2, Edward P. Dever1, Richard K. Dewey3, Wiley Evans4, Richard A. Feely5, Jennifer L. Fisher1,6, Jonathan P. Fram1, Burke Hales1, Debby Ianson2,7, Jennifer Jackson4, Kim Juniper3,8, Orest Kawka9, Deborah Kelley9, Jody M. Klymak8, John Konovsky10, P. Michael Kosro1, Alexander Kurapov1,11, Emilio Mayorga9, Parker MacCready9, Jan
The “Burke-o-Lator,” set up at the Hog Island Oyster Company’s hatchery on Humboldt Bay, examines ways seawater chemistry is being affected by ocean acidification. Unlike other oceanographic sensors that measure only acidity (pH), the Burke-o-Lator also collects information on seawater’s carbonate saturation state, which shows how difficult it is to
MBARI scientists and engineers have been developing new methods to study ocean acidification and its effects on marine organisms in their natural habitats for 15 years. Researchers around the world have been adapting MBARI instruments to perform their own experiments in habitats ranging from coral reefs to the Antarctic seafloor.
Author Evan Bush Newly published research analyzed more than 100,000 seawater samples worldwide and found the oceans are absorbing about 31 percent of human-caused carbon emissions. It’s “a huge service the oceans are doing,” says a co-author, in Seattle. Richard Feely has spent years of his career at sea, casting