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Have we been underestimating the effects of ocean acidification in zooplankton?

  • Posted on: Tue, 03/29/2016 - 14:42
  • By: petert

Understanding how copepods may respond to ocean acidification (OA) is critical for risk assessments of ocean ecology and biogeochemistry. The perception that copepods are insensitive to OA is largely based on experiments with adult females. Their apparent resilience to increased carbon dioxide (pCO2) concentrations has supported the view that copepods ...

And on Top of All That...Coping with Ocean Acidification in the Midst of Many Stressors

  • Posted on: Sat, 03/26/2016 - 17:34
  • By: petert

Ocean and coastal acidification is occurring due to uptake of atmopsheric CO2, as well as nutrient-fueled respiration in some estuarine and costal environments. Multiple stressors, influenced by human activity, affect the patterns and severity of acidification. Temperature, deoxygenation, and changes in food webs are particualarly important co-stressors. Development of a ...

Limacina helicina shell dissolution as an indicator of decling habitat suitability owing to ocean acidification in the California Current Ecosystem

  • Posted on: Sat, 03/26/2016 - 17:29
  • By: petert

Through combined physical and chemical surveys of water properties, as well as biological sampling, along the Washington-Oregon-California coast in August 2011, this study showed that large portions of shelf water were corrosive to pteropods. A strong correlation between aragonite saturation state and pteropod shell dissolution is shown. It is estimated that ...

Impacts of Coastal Acidification on the Pacific Northwest Shellfish Industry and Adaptation Strategies Implemented in Response

  • Posted on: Sat, 03/26/2016 - 17:25
  • By: petert

In 2007, the US west coast shellfish industry began to feel the effects of unprecedented levels of larval mortality in commercial hatcheries producing the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas. Subsequently, researchers at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery, working with academic and government scientists, showed a high correlation between aragonite saturation state (Ωarag) of ...

Understanding Ocean Acidification Impacts on Organismal to Ecological Scales

  • Posted on: Sat, 03/26/2016 - 17:19
  • By: petert

This Oceanography article discusses the effectiveness and limitations of current research approaches used to understand how marine ecosystems and global elemental cycles will respond to changes in seawater carbonate chemistry in combination with other environmental perturbations such as warming, eutrophication, and deoxygenation. 

Effects of elevated CO2 in the early life stages of summer flounder, Paralichthys dentatus, and potential consequences of ocean acidification.

  • Posted on: Sat, 03/26/2016 - 14:27
  • By: petert

The limited available evidence about effects on marine fishes of high CO2 and associated acidification of oceans suggests that effects will differ across species, be subtle, and may interact with other stressors. This report is on the responses of an array of early life history features of summer flounder (Paralichthys ...

Ocean and coastal acidification off New England and Nova Scotia

  • Posted on: Sun, 02/21/2016 - 15:47
  • By: petert

This Oceanography paper discusses ocean and coastal acidification processes specific to New England coastal and Nova Scotia shelf waters and reviews current understanding of the biological consequences most relevant to the region. It also identifies key research and monitoring needs to be addressed and highlight existing capacities that should be ...