Land clearing, cattle populations and carbon emissions stand alongside temperature as important measures of climate change.
What if the nightly news had regular updates on forest clearing, ocean temperatures and fossil fuel consumption? These indicators sit alongside temperatures as signs of climate change.
Researchers investigated how acidic oceans affect plankton in Prydz Bay, East Antarctica.
Daniel A. Nielsen
Acidic oceans are disrupting a major part of the carbon cycle, slowing how seas absorb carbon from the atmosphere. This could massively speed up the effects of climate change.v
South Africa’s oceans offer numerous economic opportunities, if ocean acidification is dealt with properly.
South Africa has the opportunity to benefit from its ocean economy. But to do that, the country needs to put better policies in place to counter ocean acidification.
Corals grow better in the more alkaline ocean conditions that existed in pre-industrial times.
By artificially going 'back in time' to more alkaline ocean conditions, researchers have shown the damage that ocean acidification is already doing to the Great Barrier Reef.
The Great Barrier Reef is made up of thousands of individual reefs.
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Ocean acidification will hurt some parts of the Great Barrier Reef more than others.
Mass extinction, good news for this guy.
The end-Triassic mass extinction may be better known for preceding the rise of the dinosaurs, but it had a profound effect on oceans too.
Rising levels of ocean acidity have been linked to anxiety in juvenile rockfish. The study found that carbon uptake in the…
Coral are among the sea organisms susceptible to small changes in acidity.
As a scientist working on the impact of climate change on marine ecosystems, one of my duties is to communicate my work. My main goal is to convince students, citizens, economists and politicians that…
Scientists have used test tubes to discover coral’s secret to building their external skeletons. The Rutgers Institute study…
Researchers at the University of Bristol created a model to test the benefits of cooling ocean temperatures for coral reefs…
Rising levels of ocean acidification may not be as damaging for marine life as previously thought. Growing concerns over…
Purple sea urchins have been found to be able to evolve extremely rapidly in relation to their environment. Experiments conducted…