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Exposure to elevated pCO2 does not exacerbate reproductive suppression of Aurelia aurita jellyfish polyps in low oxygen environments

Eutrophication-induced hypoxia is one of the primary anthropogenic threats to coastal ecosystems. Under hypoxic conditions, a deficit of O2 and a surplus of CO2 will concurrently decrease pH, yet studies of hypoxia have seldom considered the potential interactions with elevated pCO2 (reduced pH). 205 more words


Climate change effects on photosynthetic symbionts in the sea anemone Anthopleura xanthogrammica

The giant green sea anemone (Anthopleura xanthogrammica) inhabits the rocky intertidal zone in California and Oregon. Two photosynthetic algal symbionts, zooxanthellae and zoochlorellae, make these anemones important primary producers in the intertidal zone. 124 more words


Ocean acidification alters zooplankton communities and increases top-down pressure of a cubozoan predator

The composition of local ecological communities is determined by the members of the regional community that are able to survive the abiotic and biotic conditions of a local ecosystem. 284 more words


Oregon Summer 2017 Trip Day 6: Portland Zoo + Extras from Horsetail Falls

So I ended my last post about Horsetail Falls with a sneaky snake snaking under the log. Here is a video of that snake – the Common Gartersnake. 278 more words


Oregon Summer 2017 Trip Day 4: Yaquina Head Tidepooling

This was our second day at the coast. We visited a few seaside towns first and saw a few beaches and sights like the Devil’s Punchbowl (which I highly recommend, it blew me away). 361 more words


Oregon Summer 2017 Trip Day 3: Oregon Coast, Cutler City Wetlands Open Space, Revisiting Buddy Creek

One of the things I was most excited for for this trip was to visit the coast. There’s not a lot of ocean in central Alberta you see. 432 more words


The deadly sting of the Australian Seas

A few days ago, I started reading a book titled Venomous by Christie Wilcox. Such a good book talking about the animals with defense mechanisms that carries some degree of toxicity and how they are the key to creating antivenoms. 531 more words