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Acidifying the Atlantic

posted 4 Feb 2014, 01:30 by Martina Lohmann   [ updated 4 Feb 2014, 02:14 ]
First field experiment on effects of ocean acidification in open ocean ecosystems starts at Gran Canaria

29.01.2014/Kiel, Taliarte. For the first time, a team of marine scientists investigates impacts of ocean acidification on pelagic ecosystems. 70 biologists, chemists, biogeochemists and physical oceanographers cooperate closely to analyse responses to projected future ocean change. The field experiment with the KOSMOS mesocosms is conducted at Taliarte, Gran Canaria as a joint activity of the German research networks BIOACID (Biological Impacts of Ocean Acidification) and SOPRAN (Surface Ocean Processes in the Anthropocene) between January and April 2014.

Read more in the GEOMAR press release.

In 2013, scientists monitored reactions of the marine ecosystem at the
West coast of Sweden for six months. Photo: Maike Nicolai, GEOMAR