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THE TALE OF TWO TIDEPOOLS: EXAMINING CARBONATE CHEMISTRY IN THE INTERTIDAL
Tidepools are a prominent feature of the intertidal zone, housing a great diversity of both macroalgae and mobile animal components. Tidepool organisms are exposed to wide variations in temperature, salinity, and pH over the course of the low tide. As of yet, very few studies have quantified the changes in carbonate chemistry ...
Variations in Tide Pool Carbonate Chemistry and Temperature
Tide pools are known to have extreme variations in both their temperature and carbonate chemistry while they are isolated from the surrounding waters. These extreme environments provide an interesting view into how organisms are able to cope with large variations in temperature, pH and total carbon. The knowledge of how ...
Tidepools in Dead Man’s Cove show large fluctuations in carbonate chemistry during the low tide in comparison to Haro Stait water
During the low tide, tidepools are under different physio-chemical conditions than the coastal waters. This includes the carbonate chemistry, which is especially pertinent to study due to the threat of ocean acidification on carbonate chemistry. We examined the fluctuation in DIC, total alkalinity, pH, temperature, dissolved ...
Investigation of the carbonate chemistry of two tide pools on San Juan Island
Open ocean observations have shown that increasing levels of anthropogenically-derived atmospheric CO2 are causing acidification of the world’s oceans. Yet little is known about coastal acidification and very few studies have characterized the carbonate chemistry of coastal zones or intertidal rock pools where many calcifying ...