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MCBI releases new issue of Current: Ocean Acidification - From Ecological Impacts to Policy Opportunities

This issue of Current highlights ocean acidification, a term used to describe the ongoing global scale changes in seawater chemistry caused largely by human combustion of fossil fuels. Ocean acidification will have severe consequences for marine life and humankind, and has been nicknamed global warming’s “evil twin.” The articles in this special issue focus on multiple facets of ocean acidification, including threats to marine organisms, economic implications for fisheries and ecosystem services, and policy options for mitigating negative impacts. Because the dangers posed by ocean acidification are so serious, responsible carbon policy must be implemented immediately at all levels of government and individuals must do their part to curtail carbon consumption, in the hope of safeguarding the future of our oceans.



The Threat of Acidification to Ocean Ecosystems
by John Guinotte and Victoria J. Fabry

Researcher Spotlight: Gretchen Hoffmann, Ecological Physiologist
by Sandra Brooke

Champagne Seas - Foretelling the Ocean's Future?
by Jason Hall-Spencer and Elizabeth Rauer

Developing New Instrumentation for in situ Experimentation Related to Ocean Acidification - Scaling up pH Effects from the Lab to the Field
by William Kirkwood and Larissa Sano

Ocean Acidification's Impact on Fisheries and Societies: A U.S. Perspective
by Sarah R. Cooley and Scott C. Doney

The Big Seven: Acidification Risks and Opportunities for the Seafood Industry
by Brad Warren

A Global Perspective on the Economics of Ocean Acidification
by Hauke L. Kite-Powell

What Can Be Done to Address Ocean Acidification Through US Policy and Governance?
by Edward L. Miles and James Bradbury

Resilient Coral Reef Ecosystems Provide a Glimmer of Hope for the Future
by Jennifer Smith, Elizabeth Rauer, and Larissa Sano

Activity: Deepwater Coral Expedition: Reefs, Rigs, and Wrecks


Current - The Journal of Marine Education is published by the National Marine Educators Association. The National Marine Educators Association brings together those interested in the study and enjoyment of the world of water. Affiliated with the National Science Teachers Association, NEMA includes professionals with backgrounds in education, science, business, government, museums, aquariums, and marine reasearch, among others.

Permission has been granted to the Marine Conservation Biology Institute (MCBI) to post the special issue of Current: The Journal of Marine Education featuring: "Ocean Acidification--From Impacts to Policy Opportunities" published by The National Marine Educators Associations (NMEA). For more information about the NMEA, please visit their website at





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