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Ocean acidification: Connecting science, industry, policy and public

June 3rd, 2011 by Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Ocean acidification is a recently recognised phenomenon which results from the growing quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere. Much of this gas is being absorbed at the ocean surface, pushing seawater down the pH scale towards acidity and posing a potential threat to marine ecosystems and those dependent on them. As scientific […]

Plymouth Marine Laboratory scientists detect two large algal blooms; one off Ireland and the other covering an area from the Lizard, in Cornwall, to Salcombe, in Devon

March 18th, 2011 by Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Plymouth Marine Laboratory scientists have detected two large algal blooms; one off the coast of Ireland and the other closer to home covering an area from the Lizard, in Cornwall, to Salcombe, in Devon. When such blooms occur scientists from a range of disciplines are brought together to identify the plankton responsible and establish whether […]

Plymouth Marine Laboratory launches new study on how environmental and man made factors impact marine ecosystems

February 2nd, 2011 by Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) has launched the research project: Vectors of Change in Oceans and Seas Marine Life, Impact on Economic Sectors (VECTORS). The project is coordinated by PML with funding of 12.5 million Euros from the European Commission Seventh Framework Programme VECTORS aims to improve our understanding of how environmental and man made factors […]

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 […]