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Adaptive variability to low-pH river discharges in Acartia tonsa and stress responses to high PCO2 conditions

Environmental transitions leading to spatial physical–chemical gradients are of ecological and evolutionary interest because they are able to induce variations in phenotypic plasticity. Thus, the adaptive variability to low-pH river discharges may drive divergent stress responses in the neritic copepod Acartia tonsa facing changes in the marine chemistry associated to ocean acidification (OA). 241 more words

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Lack of evidence for elevated CO2-induced bottom-up effects on marine copepods: a dinoflagellate–calanoid prey–predator pair

Rising levels of atmospheric CO2 are responsible for a change in the carbonate chemistry of seawater with associated pH drops (acidification) projected to reach 0.4 units from 1950 to 2100. 243 more words

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LoVe MarinEco 2015 Cruise Highlights

And with this video I introduce not only the first video post by Smack of Science, but also Kanchana Bandara, who joins us in Norway from Sri Lanka. 268 more words

Marine Ecology

LoVe ME some LOPC

Food is crucial for all creatures great and small. Especially this creature. Our first day on the boat had an early start and we spent the night in Svolvær hotels, which made it possible for us to board FF Helmer Hanssen early the next morning. 1,058 more words

Marine Ecology

Changes in pteropod distributions and shell dissolution across a frontal system in the California Current System

We tested the sensitivity of the vertical distributions and shell dissolution patterns of thecosome pteropods to spatial gradients associated with an eddy-associated front in the southern California Current System. 144 more words

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Julia West: This Is What Drives Us, April 1, 2015

NOAA Teacher at Sea
Julia West
Aboard NOAA ship Gordon Gunter
March 17 – April 2, 2015

Mission:  Winter Plankton Survey
Geographic area of cruise:  2,123 more words

NOAA Teacher At Sea

Julia West: Science Is About the Details, March 29, 2015

NOAA Teacher at Sea
Julia West
Aboard NOAA ship Gordon Gunter
March 17 – April 2, 2015

Mission: Winter Plankton Survey
Geographic area of cruise:  1,830 more words

NOAA Teacher At Sea