Saturday, June 10, 2017
By Daniel de la Calle

≈‪Introducing Mission Aquarius - Dive into an Underwater Laboratory
"This may be the final mission to Aquarius Reef Base, the world's last remaining underwater science lab.
On July 16 One World One Ocean will join Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Liquid Pictures 3D, and a team of aquanauts for a 6-day expedition to a "research only" zone in Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, home to Aquarius, the last remaining underwater lab in the world. We will bring you live interviews and in-depth coverage.
Since 1993, America's "inner space station" has helped us understand the disappearance of coral reefs, train NASA astronauts for space and research sea sponges, the source of two cancer drugs. The discoveries made at Aquarius have opened our eyes to how little we really know about the vast complexity of the ocean. It is one of the planet's most important brain trusts, and it is about to be closed.
IMAX, RED, GoPro and DSLR cameras were used to capture the beauty of this special place."


Ocean acidification and biodiversity 1‬


BBC Global Dimming Documentary About Geoengineering & Global Warming‬
"A BBC documentary about how unintentional increased reflectance due to man made pollution has actually hidden the affects of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere."

Beyond River Mile Five
"For nearly 100 years wild salmon populations along the Elwha River, located at the heart of Olympic National Park, have been limited to a five-mile stretch of the 45 mile-long river below the Elwha and Glines Canyon dams. In September 2011 engineers began the Nation’s second largest ecological restoration project; a three-year dam removal process, allowing wild salmon and other anadromous fish populations to return to the upper channels and tributaries of the river. But how effective will these restoration efforts be, and how do we measure success? Kinsey Frick, George Pess, and John McMillan, scientists from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle, Washington, in partnership with other federal, state and tribal organizations in the region are working together to find answers to these important questions. Their research will not only help us understand the impacts of dam removal on wild salmon populations and ecosystems in the Elwha and allow managers to manage the recovering system adaptively, but also help inform future river restoration projects throughout the country"

Can we get the ocean to absorb more CO2? A possible way to fix the climate‬
A clip from "Five Ways to Save the World".

Effects of ocean acidification and temperature rise on the boring rates of sponges‬
"STRI fellow Amber Stubler, from Stony Brook University, talks about her research on the effects of ocean acidification and temperature rise on the boring rates of sponges in Bocas del Toro, Panama."

NOAA Ocean Acidification
"Ocean Acidification is a global-scale change in the basic chemistry of oceans that is under way now, as a direct result of the increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. We are just beginning to understand the impacts of Ocean Acidification on life in the ocean. The moniker osteoporosis of the sea, gives you a hint about some of its impacts. To learn more about ocean acidification, please visit ‪http://www.pmel.noaa.gov/co2/OA/‬."

‪NOAA Ocean Acidification - The Other Carbon Dioxide Problem‬
"Fundamental changes in seawater chemistry are occurring throughout the world's oceans. Since the beginning of the industrial revolution, the release of carbon dioxide (CO2) from humankind's industrial and agricultural activities has increased the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. The ocean absorbs almost a third of the CO2 we release into the atmosphere every year, so as atmospheric CO2 levels increase, so do the levels in the ocean. Initially, many scientists focused on the benefits of the ocean removing this greenhouse gas from the atmosphere. However, decades of ocean observations now show that there is also a downside — the CO2 absorbed by the ocean is changing the chemistry of the seawater, a process called ocean acidification. This change in the ocean's chemistry will have profound effects on life in the ocean, and those who depend on it."

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