Thecosome pteropods, a group of calcifying holoplanktonic molluscs, have recently become a research focus due to their potential sensitivity to increased levels of anthropogenic dissolved CO2 in seawater and the accompanying ocean acidification. 284 more words
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A transcriptomic analysis of the response of the arctic pteropod Limacina helicina to carbon dioxide-driven seawater acidification
Ocean acidification from the uptake of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) is regarded as a critical threat particularly to marine calcifying organisms. The arctic pteropod Limacina helicina may be one of the first polar organisms that are expected to display early sensitivity to ocean acidification, but a molecular approach as a foundation for understanding the effect of ocean acidification on this pteropod has rarely been reported. 203 more words
In the near future, the marine environment is likely to be subjected to simultaneous increases in temperature and decreased pH. The potential effects of these changes on intertidal, meiofaunal assemblages were investigated using a mesocosm experiment. 256 more words
NOAA Teacher at Sea
Dieuwertje “DJ” Kast
Aboard NOAA Ship Henry B. Bigelow
May 19 – June 3, 2015
Mission: Ecosystem Monitoring Survey
Geographical area of cruise: … 1,745 more words
Downfall of a Phylum? The negative effects of ocean acidification and ocean temperature rise on foraminifera populations
DIY Projects for the young scientist on a budget!
Sea Snot Glow! – A DIY guide to creating a ctenophore (Comb Jelly) viewer.
We all know intellectually that ctenophores bioluminesce – that comb jellies glow – and some of us have seen the tank of comb jellies in the jelly fish room at the Texas State Aquarium, but to truly experience the biolumescence – to actually SEE “sea snot” (shrimper-speak for ctenophores), I have always had to save some in a bucket until nightfall or search for the little critters from a dock after dark. 292 more words