Significant improvements in ocean acidification data and projections through 2100 are published in a new data product supported by a collaborative initiative between COM, CVP, and GOMO.
New research shows ocean warming poses “immediate threat” to keystone reef-building coral in the Caribbean
New research published in The Proceeding of the Royal Society – Biological Sciences provides new insights on the threat ocean warming poses on coral growth in Mesoamerican barrier reefs. The research, partially funded by CPO’s Climate Monitoring program, used laboratory experiments to examine the adverse effects of ocean warming and acidification, and showed that the warming predicted by the IPCC for the end of the 21st century produced a five-fold decrease in coral calcification – the process by which corals produce calcium carbonate (CaCO3) and build reefs.
The next webinar from the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy will take place on November 5 at 10 a.m. AK time (2 p.m. EST) and will feature Jeremy Mathis from the Ocean Acidification Research Center at UAF and the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory. The webinar is titled “Ocean Acidification: Perceptions, Risks and Uncertainties.”