The NOAA Ocean Acidification Program (OAP) was established in May 2011, by the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring (FOARAM) Act. This program aims to coordinate research, monitoring, and other activities to improve our understanding of how (and how fast) the chemistry of the ocean is changing, how variable that change ...
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Reader-friendly article provides introduction to ocean and coastal acidification in the Northeast
Educational website with map and information about ocean acidification
Educational introduction to the chemistry and biological impacts of ocean acidification
News and educational website on ocean acidification
Educational website about ocean acidification created by the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary Education Team.
The latest carbon dioxide emissions continue to track the high end of emission scenarios, making it even less likely global warming will stay below 2°C. A shift to a 2°C pathway would require immediate significant and sustained global mitigation, with a probable reliance on net negative emissions in the longer ...
This study determined the pH tolerance of the embryonic and larval stages of hard clams and oysters. (Laboratory study)
At an oyster hatchery on the Oregon coast, researchers found that production of oyster larvae and growth of young oysters dropped when the aragonite saturation state decreased in seawater. (Laboratory study)
Brittlestar arms regenerated faster in warmer water. However, they did not do so when the temperature increase was accompanied by ocean acidification conditions. This may have occurred because the brittlestars had to devote more of their energy to maintaining calcium carbonate body parts, as calcium carbonate became undersaturated when the ...