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: Sounds like the end…

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…