Oceans are gradually becoming warmer and more acidic as more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere — two shifts that are altering the economic foundations of many coastal regions. In a new study published in Nature Climate Change, we and our colleagues set out to identify hotspots around the United States for ocean acidification, writes scientists in The Conversation US. Read the full story here.
Reef-building corals, algae, and other symbiotic marine organisms develop ecosystems that could withstand the impacts of climate change, reports the International Business Times. You can read about this new study here.
Kombu, a seaweed integral to Japanese cuisine, is under threat by changing tastes and warming oceans, writes The Washington Post. Read the full story here.
Marine ExChange are running a national survey of anyone who loves to fish, dive, boat, sail or just walk along the beach. Do the 2015 National Survey of Marine Users to be in the draw for thousands of dollars of great prizes! The survey will help researchers understand the if, how and why of public involvement in marine research. For more information, and to do the survey, click here.
Consider yourself warned. We can expect a burst of supercharged warming when the pause in rising global temperatures finally ends, writes New Scientist. Read the full article here.
CBS news reports that warm waters in the tropical Pacific and Indian Oceans will spark widespread coral bleaching across the world this year. Read the full story here.
A report to be published Thursday in the journal Nature suggests that global warming may increase upwelling in several ocean current systems around the world by the end of this century, especially at high latitudes, and will cause major changes in marine biodiversity, writes Science Daily. Read how this may impact fisheries here.
Climate change might be destroying corals with ocean acidification and forcing dolphins to change their range, but some species are actually benefiting from it. Warming ocean temperatures off the coast of northern California, for example, have triggered a population explosion of bright pink, inch-long sea slugs in tide pools along California’s central and northern coastline, writes the Discovery Channel News. Read the full story here.
When it comes to immunisation, climate change or wind farms, people often form groups and reinforce irrational views, according to the ABC Science Show on Radio National. So why do the scientific facts not penetrate? Redmap features highly in this discussion with Annabel Crabb, Tanya Ha and Tory Shepherd as an example of communicating science by involving the community. Listen at around the 23 minute mark here.