Tag Archive for 'European project on ocean acidification'

Atlantic cod larvae vulnerable to ocean acidification

December 14th, 2011 by Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences

Fish stocks are not only threatened by over-fishing. An international research group led by the Leibniz Institute of Marine Sciences (IFM-GEOMAR) has found evidence for potentially harmful effects the increasing acidification of the oceans may have on larvae of commercially important fish species such as cod. The study, ‘Severe tissue damage in Atlantic cod larvae […]

Plymouth Marine Laboratory Ocean Acidification specialists to attend 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP-16)

November 29th, 2010 by UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML), with support from the UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme (UKOARP) and the The European Project on ocean acidification ( EPOCA) is sending a team of three to the 2010 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP16) which will be held in Cancún, Mexico, over the next two weeks. The group led by […]

Questions answered about ocean acidification

November 10th, 2010 by UK Ocean Acidification Research Programme

Ocean acidification, the lowering of the ocean’s pH as a result of manmade CO₂ emissions, could have profound impacts on marine life and the valuable services it provides humankind. Latest evidence shows that seawater chemistry is already changing and only a large and rapid reduction of fossil fuel use and deforestation can help restore ocean’s […]