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Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster
The Climate Change Indicators site was not updated during Donald Trump’s presidency.
Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster
Long-Delayed EPA Report Details Dire Nature of Climate Disaster

The Climate Change Indicators site was not updated during Donald Trump’s presidency.

The Climate Change Indicators site was not updated during Donald Trump’s presidency.

ocean acidification
Certain Color Varieties of a Coral Are More Protected from Bleaching
Lisa Winter | Feb 25, 2021 | 2 min read
In yellow-green and purple versions of the reef-building Acropora tenuis, the genes that code for particular fluorescent and other colorful proteins become more active in the summer, protecting symbiotic algae from thermal stress and resisting bleaching.
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Study Refutes Findings that Acidification Affects Fish Behavior
Emma Yasinski | Jan 8, 2020 | 4 min read
The new experiments use standardized methods and video recordings, but some researchers stand by earlier evidence that ocean pH influences coral reef fish’s response to predator cues.
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In a Warming Climate, Seaweed’s Microbiome May Mediate Disease
Carolyn Wilke | Jun 1, 2019 | 4 min read
Kelp in warm, acidified waters develop blistered fronds—and the composition of microbial communities could help explain why, a study suggests.
Climate Change Research Gets Closer to Nature
Ruth Williams | Jul 1, 2018 | 3 min read
Researchers devise more-realistic means of forecasting the effects of climate change on complex marine ecosystems.
Infographic: Ocean Mesocosms
Ruth Williams | Jun 30, 2018 | 1 min read
How one research team studies the effects of ocean conditions on marine life
Image of the Day: Coral Reef
Sukanya Charuchandra | Jun 4, 2018 | 1 min read
Ocean acidification can alter coral reef communities by decreasing calcification, encouraging the growth of green algae, and increasing metabolic rates. 
Image of the Day: Coral on Acid
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Mar 16, 2018 | 1 min read
Researchers exposed a coral reef to carbonated water to study the effects of ocean acidification.
Image of the Day: Mussel Bubble
The Scientist Staff and The Scientist Staff | Nov 27, 2017 | 1 min read
Scientists examine the effect of ocean acidification on mussel larvae.
Corals’ pH Sensor Identified
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 1, 2017 | 5 min read
Soluble adenylyl cyclase measures and responds to pH changes in coral cells, but whether it can help the animals withstand ocean acidification is not yet known.
Oceans’ Ambassador
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 16, 2017 | 8 min read
Jane Lubchenco has embraced many roles: marine ecologist, science communicator, federal agency administrator, and sustainable fishing advocate.
Ocean Acidification Affects Fish Spawning
Alison F. Takemura | Jul 26, 2016 | 2 min read
Researchers report the first evidence that acidified waters alter the ocellated wrasse’s reproductive behavior in the wild.
The Earth's Changing Seas
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Marine pathogens flourish in oceans that are warmer and more acidic.
Tessa Hill Wants to Save the Bivalves
Catherine Offord | Jul 1, 2016 | 3 min read
The UC Davis oceanographer reconstructs ancient climate and studies the present impacts of global warming in an attempt to stave off environmental damage.
Changing Oceans Breed Disease
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Jul 1, 2016 | 10+ min read
In the planet’s warming and acidifying oceans, species from corals to lobsters and fish are succumbing to pathogenic infection.
Oysters At Risk
The Scientist Staff | Jun 30, 2016 | 1 min read
Climate change is causing ocean acidification, and shellfish, such as oysters, are bearing the brunt of the shift.
Adapting to Elevated CO2
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 1, 2015 | 3 min read
High carbon dioxide levels can irreversibly rev up a cyanobacterium’s ability to fix nitrogen over the long term, a study finds.
Study: Acidic Oceans Behind Extinctions
Kerry Grens | Apr 13, 2015 | 1 min read
Massive die-offs of just about every marine species millions of years ago are thought to have resulted from a surge of carbon dioxide.
Ocean Acidification Harming Shellfish
Bob Grant | Dec 17, 2014 | 2 min read
Researchers determine why larval oysters and mussels are sensitive to reduced pH.
Life in the Slow Lane
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014 | 3 min read
The speed of water flowing around coralline algae, a critical member of coral reef and coastal seaweed communities, affects their response to ocean acidification.
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