On the Tide

The blog of Marine Conservation Institute

The Next Ocean: Humanity’s extra CO2 could brew a new kind of sea

Science NewsWeek of 15-March, 2008Vol 173 (11), p. 170 Susan Milius Terrie Klinger is starting to wonder about the future of kelp sex. It’s a delicate business in the best of times, and the 21st century is putting marine life to the acid test. Klinger, of the University of Washington in Seattle, studies the winged … Continue reading The Next Ocean: Humanity’s extra CO2 could brew a new kind of sea

Coral Reefs and What Ruins Them

By CORNELIA DEAN Published: February 26, 2008The New York Times Researchers who studied a string of Pacific Ocean atolls are painting the first detailed picture of pristine coral reefs and how they can be disrupted by people — particularly, they said, by fishing. The researchers, from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography and elsewhere in the … Continue reading Coral Reefs and What Ruins Them