RedskyNews Category: Seas of Blood – Event 9

Global Warming Costs Starfish an Arm and a Leg

The oceans absorb about half the carbon dioxide humankind releases into the atmosphere, and seawater is consequently acidifying. That’s a big problem for shellfish, corals, and certain other calcareous creatures, because lowered pH dissolves their shells and skeletons. Echinoderms –

Global Warming Turns Sea Into Acid Bath

Increasing carbon dioxide emissions could leave species such as coral and sea urchins struggling to survive by the end of the century because they are making the oceans more acidic, research led by British scientists suggests. The study of how

Scientists Warn Of Rising Pacific Ocean Acidity

SEATTLE – A panel of marine scientists are warning that the Pacific Coast’s increasing acidity could disrupt food chains and threaten the Pacific Northwest’s shellfish industry. The increasingly corrosive water threatens the survival of many organisms, from microscopic plants and

Warmer Ocean Water Means Less Oxygen

WASHINGTON – Low-oxygen zones where sea life is threatened or cannot survive are growing as the oceans are heated by global warming, researchers warn. Oxygen-depleted zones in the central and eastern equatorial Atlantic and equatorial Pacific oceans appear to have

Toxic Red Tide Blamed For Deaths Of Seabirds

A Toxic Red Tide algae bloom in Southern California coastal waters has produced record levels of a toxic acid, scientists have reported. The chemical has been blamed in the deaths of numerous marine mammals and seabirds in recent months. Measurements

Seafood alert as red tide hits China

A huge toxic “red tide” has spread out across the waters off southern China, contaminating seafood and posing a health risk for swimmers, state media reported Thursday. The algae bloom, which sucks the oxygen out of the water and kills

Red Tide Toxins Leave Beachgoers Breathless

The ecological phenomenon, known as Florida red tide, can be harmful for people with asthma. Florida red tides, an annual event in areas along the Gulf of Mexico, are blooms of the ocean organism, Karenia brevis. New research reported in