Corals use creative chemical balancing to combat destructive impacts of acidifying oceans

Corals use creative chemical balancing to combat destructive impacts of acidifying oceans

ARC CoE Coral Reef Studies

Some species of coral may be better adapted to respond to ocean acidification, according to research published in Proceedings of the Royal Society.

Thursday, December 7, 2017
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DOI's Newswave highlights collaborative efforts in researching ocean acidification

Department of Interior

Department of Interior's Newswave highlights collaborative efforts in researching ocean acidification. The following stories can be found in the quarterly newsletter:

What is Ocean Acidification? -page 24

Coastal Acidification Networks: Regional Partnerships to Prepare the Nation-page 25

Understanding and Communicating Impacts of OA-page 26

Teamwork for Measuring OA-page 27

A link to the newsletter can be found Here

 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
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Oysters on acid: How the ocean's declining pH will change the way we eat

Oysters on acid: How the ocean's declining pH will change the way we eat

The New Food Economy

The ocean is changing faster than it has in the last 66 million years. Now, Oregon oysters are being farmed in Hawaii. That fix won’t work forever. 

A little more than ten years ago, a mysterious epidemic wiped out baby oyster populations. After two years of massive losses and no answers, scientists testing the waters discovered what was really wrong: the ocean water flowing into the hatcheries had changed, and the oysters weren’t able to build their shells. 

Check out the full article by H. Claire Brown, The New Food Economy, 28 November 2017.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Associate Research Scientist (Programme Support)

IAEA Environmental Laboratories

Closing date: 3 December 2017. Position open for US citizens.

This position is part of an IOC-UNESCO/IAEA- collaboration to support Global Ocean Acidification Observation  Network (GOA-ON).

Under supervision of the Head of the Radioecology Laboratory, the Associate Research Scientist (Programme Support) is: (1) a technical specialist assisting in planning and implementing of all GOA-ON activities, (2) a network facilitator promoting global integration and coordination for the GOA-ON, and (3) a communicator preparing and presenting results to the broader community through reports and scientific publications. For more information visit: IAEA Website

 

Monday, November 20, 2017
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Ocean Acidification Research Assistantship

University of Alaska-Fairbanks

Position: Research Assistantship (Ph.D. in Marine Biology)- at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

One Ph.D. student is sought to study the physiological impacts of increased pCO2 on clam species that are of subsistence importance to Alaska Native communities. Taking an integrative approach, this project includes biochemical, microscopy and carbonate chemistry analyses with the opportunities for seasonal field work in Kachemak Bay, Alaska.

Thursday, November 9, 2017
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