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Ocean acidification

Since The 1980s, Coral Reefs Are Bleaching Four Times More Frequently

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Since The 1980s, Coral Reefs Are Bleaching Four Times More Frequently

Source: The Washington Post/Chris Mooney - January 16, 2018

Coral reefs are bleaching four to five times as frequently as they did around 1980, scientists said Thursday in a study that suggests climate change may be happening too more…

Researchers Find Ocean Acidification Means Major Change For California Mussels

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Researchers Find Ocean Acidification Means Major Change For California Mussels

Source: Phys.org/Florida State University - January 10, 2018

Accelerating ocean acidification could be transforming the fundamental structure of California mussel shells, according to a new report from a Florida State University-led team of more…

Dear Lizzy, The Great Barrier Reef Wants To Live! Let Me Tell You How We Can Save It

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Dear Lizzy, The Great Barrier Reef Wants To Live! Let Me Tell You How We Can Save It

Source: The Guardian/David Ritter - January 2, 2018

Dear Lizzy,

Thank you so much for writing to me. It is really nice of you to have taken the time.

No Lizzy, the Great more…

Global Coral Reefs Could Be Saved By New Lab-Bred Super Corals

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Global Coral Reefs Could Be Saved By New Lab-Bred Super Corals

Source: The Guardian/Damian Carrington - December 28, 2017

New super corals bred by scientists to resist global warming could be tested on the Great Barrier Reef within a year as part of a more…

US Climate Report Examines the Ocean as a Buffer to Climate Change

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US Climate Report Examines the Ocean as a Buffer to Climate Change

Source: The Guardian/John Abraham - December 27, 2017

In the recently released US Global Change Research Program Report, one of the chapters I was most interested in was about the changes we’ve observed in more…

Swings in Ocean Acidity Could Be Worse For Mussels Than Long-Term Acidification

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Swings in Ocean Acidity Could Be Worse For Mussels Than Long-Term Acidification

Source: Hakai Magazine/Ashley Braun - December 8, 2017

Imagine sitting in a pool of water that seesaws between too hot and too cold and being unable to control your body temperature. Now substitute more…

Point Source Solutions For Solving Ocean Problems

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Point Source Solutions For Solving Ocean Problems

Source: World Ocean Radio/Peter Neill - December 5, 2017

In this episode of World Ocean Radio we ask who benefits from current solutions to ocean acidification, co2 emissions, and plastic pollution, and if there more…

Sea Butterflies (Pteropods)

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Sea Butterflies (Pteropods)

Source: One Species at a Time/Ari Daniel - December 4, 2017

In the ocean, a drama is playing out between two marine mollusks: sea butterflies--tiny swimming snails the size of a grain of sand (also known more…

Without the Ocean, Climate Change Would Have Warmed Our Planet to 122°F By Now

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Without the Ocean, Climate Change Would Have Warmed Our Planet to 122°F By Now

Source: Quartz/Zoë Schlanger - December 1, 2017

Since the 1970s, more than 93% of excess heat captured by greenhouse gases has been absorbed by the oceans. To understand how much heat that is, think more…

Melting Glaciers Could Mess Up Deep Sea Chemistry

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Melting Glaciers Could Mess Up Deep Sea Chemistry

Source: Scientific American/Chelsea Harvey - December 1, 2017

Melting glaciers might be making ocean water more acidic, an unexpected finding that's given scientists new cause for concern.

A new study published yesterday in the journal Nature more…