Keeping An Eye On Ocean Acidification In Chesapeake Bay

Keeping An Eye On Ocean Acidification In Chesapeake Bay

University of Delaware

 

New paper identifies pH minimum zone in bay water.

A research team, led by University of Delaware professor Wei-Jun Cai, has identified a zone of water that is increasing in acidity in the Chesapeake Bay.

The team analyzed little studied factors that play a role in ocean acidification (OA) — changes in water chemistry that threaten the ability of shellfish such as oysters, clams and scallops to create and maintain their shells, among other impacts.

 

Friday, September 1, 2017
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A Sentinel for Change: Secrets along the seafloor in Olympic Coast

A Sentinel for Change: Secrets along the seafloor in Olympic Coast

NOAA Ocean Acidification Program

Whether you arrive on the Olympic Peninsula by land, sea, or air, you sense its remote, rugged and vast environment immediately. The Olympic Coast is home to productive waters which sustain thriving marine and coastal communities that have long supported the region’s tribal peoples. Ocean waters quickly deepen just offshore, boasting canyons which extend almost a mile below the surface – and have yet to be fully explored. 

Thursday, August 24, 2017
The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

The spirit of collaboration aboard Gulf of Mexico cruise

NOAA Research &Ocean Acidification Program

This summer, NOAA and partner scientists will conduct their most collaborative ocean acidification sampling of the Gulf of Mexico yet. Set to depart today, July 18th, the Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cruise (GOMECC-3) will travel through international waters with 24 scientists from the United States, Mexico and Cuba on board.
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
New interactive climatology plots of aragonite saturation state and pH for public interaction

New interactive climatology plots of aragonite saturation state and pH for public interaction

NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

The buoy team of PMEL's Carbon Group has recently developed innovative tools to better connect stakeholders to information generated by NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Observing Network.
Monday, July 3, 2017
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International Collaboration is Vital for Understanding and Adapting to Ocean Acidification

International Collaboration is Vital for Understanding and Adapting to Ocean Acidification

Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

or those who make their living farming oysters in the states of Washington and Oregon, the widespread mortality of larvae at several hatcheries between 2005 and 2009 was alarming and potentially devastating. After intense scientific scrutiny and collaboration among industry, government, and academic scientists, the culprit was eventually identified: corrosive seawater. 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
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