• Kristina Barclay

OA News (You Could Use) July 8, 2021

Here are some of the latest happenings in the world of ocean acidification in Canada and beyond!


New on the Blog


Research Recap:


New Paper: Carbonate dissolution in response to bottom-water acidification in Gulf of St. Lawrence


Lead author, William Nesbitt, gives us an inside perspective on a new paper studying carbonate dissolution and the impacts of acidification in the Gulf of St. Lawrence.


Read the full post here.


We’re Hiring!


Ocean Acidification Community of Practice Coordinator


MEOPAR is searching for a dedicated and self-motivated individual to facilitate and co-ordinate activities for the Canadian Ocean Acidification Community of Practice. The aims of the Community are to facilitate the uptake and exchange of information and data related to ocean acidification, collate and promote best practices, use online platforms to facilitate knowledge mobilization, and disseminate activities through webinars and workshops.


Find out more here.


New Video – The Ocean Organ


From The University of Plymouth Creative Associates, The Ocean Organ is a collaborative visual art installation designed to teach people about ocean acidification and ocean chemistry (with Kate Crawfurd and Jason Hall-Spencer).


To learn more, watch the video here.


In the News

Ocean Visions’ Experts to Advise/Evaluate Innovation Tackling Ocean Acidification

Pilot project will develop new electrochemical approach to mitigate ocean acidification and enhance ocean-based carbon sequestration”

Source: Ocean Visions

Read the full article here.


New Paper of Interest


Cornwall, Christopher E., Steeve Comeau, Niklas A. Kornder, Chris T. Perry, Ruben van Hooidonk, Thomas M. DeCarlo, Morgan S. Pratchett, Kristen D. Anderson, Nicola Browne, Robert Carpenter, Guillermo Diaz-Pulido, Juan P. D’Olivo, Steve S. Doo, Joana Figueiredo, Sofia A. V. Fortunato, Emma Kennedy, Coulson A. Lantz, Malcolm T. McCulloch, Manuel González-Rivero, Verena Schoepf, Scott G. Smithers, and Ryan J. Lowe. 2021. Global declines in coral reef calcium carbonate production under ocean acidification and warming. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 118:e2015265118.

https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2015265118


Have a news item you'd like us to feature? Email coordinator@oceanacidification.ca!

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