Posted on EPOCA: 24 Jul 2011 As the atmospheric levels of CO2 rise from human activity, the carbonic acid levels of the ocean increase, causing ocean acidification. This increase in acidity breaks down the calcified bodies that many marine organisms depend upon. Upwelling regions such as Monterey Bay in California
Posted on EPOCA: 21 Jul 2011 Typos and errors were found in chapter 2 of the “Guide to Best Practices for Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting”. The erratum has been updated and the pdf files of the full guide and chapter 2 have been corrected on 20 July 2011.
Posted on EPOCA: 21 Jul 2011 Global warming and increased atmospheric CO 2 are causing the oceans to warm, decrease in pH and become hypercapnic. These stressors have deleterious impacts on marine invertebrates. Increasing temperature has a pervasive stimulatory effect on metabolism until lethal levels are reached, whereas hypercapnia has
Posted on EPOCA: 21 Jul 2011 Coastal upwelling events in the California Current System can transport subsurface waters with high levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the sea surface near shore. As these waters age and are advected offshore, CO2 levels decrease dramatically, falling well below the atmospheric concentration beyond the
Posted on EPOCA: 19 Jul 2011 California mussels. Photo by Jackie Sones, Bodega Marine Laboratory. The iconic California mussel could be among the first casualties of oceans made more acidic by global warming, a new study of the coastal shellfish shows. Scientists who grew mussel larvae in a bath of