Seahorses in a Future Warmer World

Published January 16, 2014

Adult seahorses appear to show great resilience to heat stress and are “not expected to go through any physiological impairment and behavioral change with the projected near-future warming,” but juveniles in their early life stages “display greater thermal sensitivity and may face greater metabolic challenges,” the outcome of which remains unknown… Read More

Antarctic Sea Ice Trends: Modelled vs. Measured (14 Jan 2014)
It is difficult for a climate model to be more wrong than when it hind-casts just the opposite of what has been observed to be happening over the past three and a half decades in the real world, which is what most of the CMIP5 models apparently do…. Read More

A 16-Year History of Coral Bleaching in Moorea, French Polynesia (14 Jan 2014)
Sustained declines in bleaching incidence among highly susceptible corals over this sixteen year period “may be indicative of acclimation or adaptation” among four key genera of reef-building corals in Moorea, French Polynesia… Read More

Simulating California (USA) Extreme Heat Conditions (15 Jan 2014)
How well is it done by today’s best climate models? It would appear that predicting what needs to be known by Central Valley California farmers and others in the region is still pretty much of a hit-and-miss undertaking… Read More

The Response of Juvenile King Scallops to Ocean Acidification (15 Jan 2014)
Will the highly-prized shellfish soon be little more than a fond memory of seafood aficionados? Probably not, as none of the exposure levels of pCO2 used in this study were found to have significant effects on the bivalve… Read More

Westerly Biases Over the Equatorial Atlantic (15 Jan 2014)
The problem has been so stubborn and persistent up to the new generation of CMIP5 models… Read More

Cold-Water Corals of Chile (15 Jan 2014)
How are they affected by ocean acidification? Apparently, very little. The authors of this study report they actually thrive close to the aragonite saturation horizon and even below it, where they found “flourishing coral banks”… Read More