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NOAA research links human-caused CO2 emissions to dissolving sea snail...

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

NOAA research links human-caused CO2 emissions to dissolving sea snail...

For the first time, NOAA and partner scientists have connected the concentration of human-caused carbon dioxide in waters off the U.S. Pacific coast to the dissolving of shells of microscopic marine sea snails called pteropods.


Study shows ocean acidification is two-front assault on coral reefs

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Study shows ocean acidification is two-front assault on coral reefs

Scientists studying coral reefs in volcanically acidified water of the southwestern Pacific Ocean measured a net loss of coral reef skeletons due to increased bio-erosion, according to new research by NOAA, the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) and Australian scientists. 

Microscopic organisms increase coral erosion in acidic waters

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Microscopic organisms increase coral erosion in acidic waters

A new NOAA-led study published online today in PLOS ONE demonstrates that in naturally highly acidified waters, coral skeletons face increased erosion or eating away of reef structure by microscopic organisms, called bioerosion. 

West Coast prepares for ‘double whammy’ threat to ocean health

Monday, April 4, 2016

West Coast prepares for ‘double whammy’ threat to ocean health

Rising levels of acidity in the ocean and growing areas of low-oxygen waters are a “double whammy” threat for fishing industries, ecosystems and economies along the U.S. West Coast and Canada’s British Columbia, according to new report by a panel of experts that includes NOAA scientists.

Volcano spewing carbon dioxide drives coral to give way to algae

Monday, August 10, 2015

Volcano spewing carbon dioxide drives coral to give way to algae

Scientists from NOAA and the Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies at the University of Miami have documented a dramatic shift from vibrant coral communities to carpets of algae in remote Pacific Ocean waters where an underwater volcano spews carbon dioxide.

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