The increased rate of ocean acidification, combined with other rapidly changing chemical conditions, could ultimately disrupt the entire Arctic food chain.
Plankton specimens collected during the pioneering 1872–76 expedition of the HMS Challenger hold valuable insights about modern-day climate change: Their shells are up to 76% thicker than those of today's foraminifera, which are thinning in our increasingly acidic oceans.
In a recent peer-reviewed, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration-funded study published in Science of the Total Environment, populations of our beloved crustacean in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia were found to have shell damaged linked to an increasingly acidic Pacific.
The state commission tasked with studying ocean acidification and its regional impact - particularly in relation to the aquaculture industry - held its first meeting Friday in Woods Hole with a sobering presentation on the phenomenon.
Back in the day, we knew oceans were imperiled by pollution and overfishing. Then we learned about climate change. Then acidification. Now, plastic pollution.
Scientists have discovered that unlike wild oysters, farmed oysters bred for fast growth and disease resistance are able to adapt their shell growth to be more resilient to ocean acidification, according to a new study.
Learn about the laundry list of challenges currently facing corals and coral reefs, as well as why (and how) we might want to conserve and protect them.
In an effort to bolster our health, we may be exposed to compounds that harm us. New research says physicians need to recognize and explain this hidden risk to patients.
Fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic has led to unpaid bills and energy shutoffs in many vulnerable US households. Indiana University researchers warn we need to act now to avoid yet another health emergency.