Is Antarctica the most beautiful place on Earth? YES!
Most people aren't familiar with pteropod,s but they’re very familiar with the fish that eat it. Commercially valuable fish such as salmon, sablefish, and rock sole all consume the pteropod. However, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and partner scientists have linked the concentration of human-caused carbon dioxide in waters off the U.S. Pacific coast to the dissolving of pterapod shells.
Scientists found that exposure to high levels of carbon dioxide alters fish’s brain chemistry and causes behavioral impairments.
A new study from the University of Adelaide revealed that excessive nutrients washing into the sea from cities, towns and agricultural lands are changing the sounds made by marine life, potentially disrupting the navigational cues of fish and other marine creatures.
A new study showed that increasing acidity of seawater could alter sperm competition among marine animals.
A new study showed that ocean warming and acidification is decreasing the abundance and fatty acids composition of copepods, resulting to a decrease food quality for fishes.
Based on current rates of ocean acidification, scientists predict oceans will be much quieter in the future -- making it more difficult for baby fish, who rely on auditory cues as a primary method of navigation, to find their way home.
Increased levels of carbon dioxide in warmer waters may impede a shark's ability to hunt successfully, resulting in diminished growth rates.
Marine food chains may crumble in the wake of warming oceans and acidification, according to a global marine analysis. Even the slightest environmental change could have a much broader impact on a wider range of species than we realize.
It's official, our oceans are experiencing a coral bleaching event on a global scale. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), countless simultaneous reef bleaching incidents culminated in to one massive and connected event, formally declared the third global bleaching event ever recorded.
You may have heard some mixed opinions about the state of coral reefs. Some will argue that coral conditions are in a natural flux, or that reefs will have time to adapt to our changing oceans. Others have found that coral populations have sustained irreparable damage. Now several new studies help show that things are a LOT more complicated than you might imagine.
New research says that surface waters of the Chukchi and Beaufort seas could reach levels of acidity that threaten the ability of animals to build and maintain their shells by 2030, with the Bering Sea reaching this level of acidity by 2044.
Coral reefs have been the subject of much research given the ongoing threats they are dealing with related to climate change. Ocean acidification, for one, is wreaking havoc on these delicate ecosystems, but a remarkable new study says that coral reefs in Palau may be able to defy the odds.
Coral reefs worldwide are taking a beating from global warming, and while new research shows that a certain species of invasive microbe may protect them, it comes at a cost.