How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

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Volume 15 Number 16:  18 April 2012

Transgenerational Plasticity: A Third Way of Adapting to Climate Change: A new paper revives the old adage of "there's more than one way to skin a cat."

Subject Index Summary
Seeds (Crops): Atmospheric CO2 enrichment has been shown to increase seed mass, yield, carbon-to-nitrogen ratio, germination success, and other qualities that bode well for the future biosphere.

Journal Reviews
Whither El Niño?: It's nice to see some scientists acknowledging that there are still some things we don't know about climate change.

Extreme Rainfall Events Throughout the Himalayas: How have they varied over time?

One Hundred and Fifty Years of U.S. Gulf Coast Hydroclimatology: The first two thirds of the record is that of the past century, while the last third is the climate-model-predicted future to AD 2050.

Farmer Response to Projected Climate Change in Northern Norway: Is the prescribed solution worse than the anticipated problem?

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Deep-Sea Corals and Seamount Megabenthos: How are they doing, down in the deep, where carbonate under-saturation often prevails?

The Hawaiian Corals of Oahu's Kaneohe Bay: How are they doing in light of the bay's extremely low aragonite saturation state?

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from the Continental Margin Off Southern Mauritania.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Foraminifera [Amphisorus hemprichii]. To access the entire database, click here.