James Cook University Researchers Refuted: “Ocean Acidification Does not Impair” Fish behaviour

Reposted from NoTricksZone By P Gosselin on 27. June 2021 Die kalte Sonne’s latest video here looks at a recent paper on ocean acidification and the impact it had been claimed to have on…

Fish adapt to ocean acidification by modifying gene expression

THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG Research News Human-driven global change is challenging the scientific community to understand how marine species might adapt to predicted environmental conditions in the near-future (e.g.…

Something Smells Fishy: Allegations of Fraud in Ocean Acidification Research

While on tour in Australia in 2010, my friend, David Archibald said to me “Ocean Acidification is the last refuge of the climate scoundrels”. It appears he may be right.…

Ocean Acidification Effects Research in Doubt

“Munday’s and Dixson’s data on chemical signal preference had a “0 out of 10,000” chance of being real. They left it to the reader to decide what to think about…

Overview: ‘Ocean Acidification’

And then there is this new pteropod nonsense, deliberately ignoring the large difference that sea water temperature makes to their metabolism and hence shell formation. Even though the issue was…

Claim: Acidification impedes shell development of plankton off the US West Coast

Along the coast, upwelling from deeper water layers brings cold, carbon dioxide-rich waters of relatively low pH to the surface. The research, by a team of Dutch and American scientists,…

Claim: Ocean acidification locks algal communities in a simplified state

In a study published on 11th January 2021 in Global Change Biology, researchers from the University of Tsukuba have revealed that as oceanic carbon dioxide levels rise, the biodiversity and…

Acid Oceans? & Oyster Shells

What’s Natural? Guest post by Jim Steele Published July 14, 2020 in the Pacifica Tribune (I wrote a white paper for the CO2  Coalition, providing more details and references to…

Arctic Ocean acidification worse than previously expected

University of Bern The Arctic Ocean will take up more CO2 over the 21st century than predicted by most climate models. This additional CO2 causes a distinctly stronger ocean acidification.…

Podcast: Why the Oceans Really Aren’t “Acidifying” but the Term Is Being Abused by Science and Media

Science and media outlets claim ocean acidification is happening due to increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. But objective data show the ocean is far from acidic according to Dr.…

Measuring climate change

New study marks first attempt to identify similarities and differences of ocean acidification on both US coast, while noting vulnerable hot spots University of DelawareShare Print E-Mail One of the earth’s biggest…

Dissolving Dungeness?

By Jim Steele, Published in Pacifica Tribune March 8, 2020 What’s Natural Like New England’s lobsters, savory Dungeness crabs are San Francisco and the northwest’s iconic seafood. While fisheries around…

Dungeness Crabs Redux

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, after my last post, The Solution To Dissolution, I thought I was done with the Dungeness crab question. And I was happy to be…

The Solution To Dissolution

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach The British tabloid “The Guardian” has a new scare story about what is wrongly called “ocean acidification”. It opens as follows: Pacific Ocean’s rising acidity…

Ocean acidification a big problem — but not for coral reef fish behavior

A comprehensive multi-year project challenges previous findings Norwegian University of Science and Technology A three-year, comprehensive study of the effects of ocean acidification challenges previous reports that a more acidic…

Marine biology: Acidified oceans may corrode shark scales

Prolonged exposure to high carbon dioxide (acidified) seawater may corrode tooth-like scales (denticles) covering the skin of puffadder shysharks, a study in Scientific Reports suggests. As ocean CO2 concentrations increase…

Tiny shells reveal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as the global ocean

NOAA Headquarters In first-of-its-kind research, NOAA scientists and academic partners used 100 years of microscopic shells to show that the coastal waters off California are acidifying twice as fast as…

The Total Myth of Ocean Acidification: Science! Edition

Guest myth-busting by David Middleton From the American Association of Science of America [1]… Ocean acidification could boost shell growth in snails and sea urchins By Katie Camero Jul. 23,…

CO2 and ocean chemistry

by Dr. Daniele Mazza Oceans cover about 71% of the earth surface, but their influence on climate change is not only due to high heat capacity of water , not…

Ocean Acidification Background Context

By Rud Istvan, This short post is drawn from the introductory section of essay Shell Games in my ebook Blowing Smoke, foreword from Prof. Judith Curry of Georgia Tech. The…

Salmon may lose the ability to smell danger as carbon emissions rise University of Washington

From Eurkealert Public Release: 18-Dec-2018 The ability to smell is critical for salmon. They depend on scent to avoid predators, sniff out prey and find their way home at the…

Chicken Little of the Sea Is Dissolving the Sea Floor!!! Run Away!!!

Guest lampooning by David Middleton Hat tip to Latitude… Human activities are dissolving the seafloor by the Office of Communications Nov. 5, 2018 2:07 p.m. With increasing carbon dioxide from…

Researchers: Never Let the Press Office Quote You

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen   There are many ways that today’s researchers can have their work misrepresented in the press, often in embarrassing ways.  The most common origin of…

The Total Myth of Ocean Acidification, Part Deux: The Scientific Basis

Guest essay by David Middleton Here’s a shocker… I’ve actually never seen Hot Shots! Part Deux.  As much as I love stupid comedies, I’ve never actually seen the movie.  But…