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Three ways to test pH levels in water

January 4, 2019

Water, being a liquid and a solution (i.e., when it’s not 100% pure H20) has certain chemical properties…
Study: ocean acidification may reduce sea scallop fisheries

September 27, 2018

Each year, fishermen harvest more than $500 million worth of Atlantic sea scallops from the waters off the…
Key Biological Mechanism Is Disrupted by Ocean Acidification

March 15, 2018

A team led by scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego and…
Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast

May 31, 2017

A three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent,…
Rising carbon dioxide levels, ocean acidity may change crucial marine process

May 2, 2017

Climate change may be putting cyanobacteria that are crucial to the functioning of the ocean at risk as…
Ocean acidification to hit West Coast Dungeness crab fishery, new assessment shows

January 13, 2017

The acidification of the ocean expected as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will…
Ocean acidification study offers warnings for marine life, habitats

November 22, 2016

Acidification of the world’s oceans could drive a cascading loss of biodiversity in some marine habitats, according to…
Acid attack — can mussels hang on for much longer?

July 8, 2016

Scientists from the University of Washington have found evidence that ocean acidification caused by carbon emissions can prevent…
Study finds native Olympia oysters more resilient to ocean acidification

June 13, 2016

Native Olympia oysters, which once thrived along the Pacific Northwest coast until over-harvesting and habitat loss all but…
Ocean acidification already slowing coral reef growth

February 25, 2016

It has been reported that 25 percent of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere as the result of…
Sharks lose their ability to hunt because of warming and acidification of oceans

November 17, 2015

We all heard about effects of the pollution in the atmosphere. However, it is not so often to…
Rapidly acidifying waters pose major threat for Southern Ocean ecosystem

November 6, 2015

As a result of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations, the chemistry of the Southern Ocean is expected to…
NOAA awards more than $1.3 million to predict coastal acidification impacts to commercial species and vulnerable habitats

October 8, 2015

NOAA has awarded more than $1.3 million to three universities for research on how economically and ecologically important…
Increasing acid levels in oceans are damaging “mermaid’s wineglass” alga

September 16, 2015

Mermaids are mythical creatures we heard about in fairy tales. However, we did not hear that they may…
A more acidic ocean will bend the mermaid’s wineglass

September 15, 2015

New research from the University of Washington’s Friday Harbor Laboratories shows that a more acidic ocean can weaken…
Survey: Oyster industry more sold on ocean acidification impacts than public

August 27, 2015

Although some people in the general public remain skeptical about the impacts of ocean acidification, a growing number…
Ocean acidification may cause dramatic changes to phytoplankton

July 21, 2015

Oceans have absorbed up to 30 percent of human-made carbon dioxide around the world, storing dissolved carbon for…
Monitoring seawater reveals ocean acidification risks to Alaskan shellfish hatchery

July 2, 2015

New collaborative research between NOAA, University of Alaska and an Alaskan shellfish hatchery shows that ocean acidification may…
A person’s diet, acidity of urine may affect susceptibility to UTIs

June 29, 2015

The acidity of urine — as well as the presence of small molecules related to diet — may…
Coral reefs defy ocean acidification odds in Palau

June 9, 2015

As the ocean absorbs atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2) released by the burning of fossil fuels, its chemistry is…
Did ocean acidification from the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs cause marine mollusc extinction?

May 13, 2015

New research, led by the University of Southampton, has questioned the role played by ocean acidification, produced by…
UW will investigate seaweed as a tool to fight ocean acidification in Puget Sound

April 20, 2015

The University of Washington will be working with the Bainbridge Island-based Puget Sound Restoration Fund to see whether…
Shell-shocked: Ocean acidification likely hampers tiny shell builders in Southern Ocean

March 26, 2015

A University of Colorado Boulder study shows a ubiquitous type of phytoplankton — tiny organisms that are the…
Naturally acidic waters of Puget Sound surround UW’s Friday Harbor Labs

March 13, 2015

For more than 100 years, marine biologists at Friday Harbor Laboratories have studied the ecology of everything from…
Satellite images reveal ocean acidification from space

February 17, 2015

Pioneering techniques that use satellites to monitor ocean acidification are set to revolutionize the way that marine biologists…
Ocean acidification changes balance of biofouling communities

January 28, 2015

A new study of marine organisms that make up the ‘biofouling community’ – tiny creatures that attach themselves…
Ocean acidification a culprit in commercial shellfish hatcheries’ failures

December 22, 2014

The mortality of larval Pacific oysters in Northwest hatcheries has been linked to ocean acidification. Yet the rate…
Coral growth rate plummets in 30-year comparison

September 18, 2014

A team of researchers working on a Carnegie expedition in Australia’s Great Barrier Reef has documented that coral…
Rising Ocean Acidification Leads to Anxiety in Fish

December 5, 2013

A new research study combining marine physiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and behavioral psychology has revealed a surprising outcome from…
Can Coral Reefs Delay the Damaging Effects of Ocean Acidification?

November 27, 2013

According to a paper published in the November issue of the journal Nature Climate Change, coral reefs may respond to ocean…
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