Adapting to an acid ocean

Posted on the EPOCA blog 17 May 2011 Acidification has been called the ‘evil twin’ of warming waters when it comes to climate change’s impacts on the ocean. The ocean has become 30% more acidic since the industrial revolution, a trend that is expected to have devastating impacts on corals

Effects of changing pCO2 and phosphate availability on domoic acid production and physiology of the marine harmful bloom diatom Pseudo-nitzschia multiseries

Posted on the EPOCA blog 16 May 2011  Some members of the diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia produce the toxin domoic acid (DA), which through trophic transfer causes mass mortalities of wildlife, shellfish harvesting closures, and risks to human health. Nutrient and micronutrient limitation have been shown to regulate DA production. This