Oceanography The Official Magazine of
The Oceanography Society

Volume 28 | Number 2 | June 2015

Special Issue: Emerging Themes in Ocean Acidification Science

On the Cover: Oyster shells and boat at Taylor Shellfish’s farm in Samish Bay, Washington. Taylor Shellfish was one of the first companies to document, and seek solutions for, ocean acidification-caused harm to shellfish grown in their hatchery. Photo credit: Jon Rowley
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Volume 28 Issue 02

Introduction to this Special Issue on Ocean Acidification: The Pathway from Science to Policy
Mathis, J.T., S.R. Cooley, K.K. Yates, and P. Williamson. 2015. Introduction to this special issue on ocean acidification: The pathway from science to policy. Oceanography 28(2):10–15, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.26.

Understanding Ocean Acidification Impacts on Organismal to Ecological Scales
Andersson, A.J., D.I. Kline, P.J. Edmunds, S.D. Archer, N. Bednaršek, R.C. Carpenter, M. Chadsey, P. Goldstein, A.G. Grottoli, T.P. Hurst, A.L. King, J.E. Kübler, I.B. Kuffner, K.R.M. Mackey, B.A. Menge, A. Paytan, U. Riebesell, A. Schnetzer, M.E. Warner, and R.C. Zimmerman. 2015. Understanding ocean acidification impacts on organismal to ecological scales. Oceanography 28(2):16–27, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.27.

Coupling Chemical and Biological Monitoring to Understand the Impact of Ocean Acidification on Coral Reef Ecosystems
Sutton, A., D. Manzello, and B. Gintert. 2015. Coupling chemical and biological monitoring to understand the impact of ocean acidification on coral reef ecosystems. Oceanography 28(2):28–29, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.28.

Understanding, Characterizing, and Communicating Responses to Ocean Acidification: Challenges and Uncertainties
Busch, D.S., M.J. O’Donnell, C. Hauri, K.J. Mach, M. Poach, S.C. Doney, and S.R. Signorini. 2015. Understanding, characterizing, and communicating responses to ocean acidification: Challenges and uncertainties. Oceanography 28(2):30–39, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.29.

Technology for Ocean Acidification Research: Needs and Availability
Martz, T.R., K.L. Daly, R.H. Byrne, J.H. Stillman, and D. Turk. 2015. Technology for ocean acidification research: Needs and availability. Oceanography 28(2):40–47, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.30.

And on Top of All That… Coping with Ocean Acidification in the Midst of Many Stressors
Breitburg, D.L., J. Salisbury, J.M. Bernhard, W.-J. Cai, S. Dupont, S.C. Doney, K.J. Kroeker, L.A. Levin, W.C. Long, L.M. Milke, S.H. Miller, B. Phelan, U. Passow, B.A. Seibel, A.E. Todgham, and A.M. Tarrant. 2015. And on top of all that… Coping with ocean acidification in the midst of many stressors. Oceanography 28(2):48–61, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.31.

Geochemical Proxies for Estimating Faunal Exposure to Ocean Acidification
Levin, L.A., B. Hönisch, and C.A. Frieder. 2015. Geochemical proxies for estimating faunal exposure to ocean acidification. Oceanography 28(2):62–73, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.32.

Response of Photosynthesis to Ocean Acidification
Mackey, K.R.M., J.J. Morris, F.M.M. Morel, and S.A. Kranz. 2015. Response of photosynthesis to ocean acidification. Oceanography 28(2):74–91, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.33.

Characterizing the Natural System: Toward Sustained, Integrated Coastal Ocean Acidification Observing Networks to Facilitate Resource Management and Decision Support
Alin, S.R., R.E. Brainard, N.N. Price, J.A. Newton, A. Cohen, W.T. Peterson, E.H. DeCarlo, E.H. Shadwick, S. Noakes, and N. Bednaršek. 2015. Characterizing the natural system: Toward sustained, integrated coastal ocean acidification observing networks to facilitate resource management and decision support. Oceanography 28(2):92–107, https://doi.org/​10.5670/oceanog.2015.34.

How Can Present and Future Satellite Missions Support Scientific Studies that Address Ocean Acidification?
Salisbury, J., D. Vandemark, B. Jönsson, W. Balch, S. Chakraborty, S. Lohrenz, B. Chapron, B. Hales, A. Mannino, J.T. Mathis, N. Reul, S.R. Signorini, R. Wanninkhof, and K.K. Yates. 2015. How can present and future satellite missions support scientific studies that address ocean acidification? Oceanography 28(2):108–121, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.35.

Ocean Acidification in the Surface Waters of the Pacific-Arctic Boundary Regions
Mathis, J.T., J.N. Cross, W. Evans, and S.C. Doney. 2015. Ocean acidification in the surface waters of the Pacific-Arctic boundary regions. Oceanography 28(2):122–135, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.36.

The Potential for CO2-Induced Acidification in Freshwater: A Great Lakes Case Study
Phillips, J.C., G.A. McKinley, V. Bennington, H.A. Bootsma, D.J. Pilcher, R.W. Sterner, and N.R. Urban. 2015. The potential for CO2-induced acidification in freshwater: A Great Lakes case study. Oceanography 28(2):136–145, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.37.

Impacts of Coastal Acidification on the Pacific Northwest Shellfish Industry and Adaptation Strategies Implemented in Response
Barton, A., G.G. Waldbusser, R.A. Feely, S.B. Weisberg, J.A. Newton, B. Hales, S. Cudd, B. Eudeline, C.J. Langdon, I. Jefferds, T. King, A. Suhrbier, and K. McLaughlin. 2015. Impacts of coastal acidification on the Pacific Northwest shellfish industry and adaptation strategies implemented in response. Oceanography 28(2):146–159, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.38.

Core Principles of the California Current Acidification Network: Linking Chemistry, Physics, and Ecological Effects
McLaughlin, K., S.B. Weisberg, A.G. Dickson, G.E. Hofmann, J.A. Newton, D. Aseltine-Neilson, A. Barton, S. Cudd, R.A. Feely, I.W. Jefferds, E.B. Jewett, T. King, C.J. Langdon, S. McAfee, D. Pleschner-Steele, and B. Steele. 2015. Core principles of the California Current Acidification Network: Linking chemistry, physics, and ecological effects. Oceanography 28(2):160–169, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.39.

Ocean Acidification Science Needs for Natural Resource Managers of the North American West Coast
Boehm, A.B., M.Z. Jacobson, M.J. O’Donnell, M. Sutula, W.W. Wakefield, S.B. Weisberg, and E. Whiteman. 2015. Ocean acidification science needs for natural resource managers of the North American west coast. Oceanography 28(2):170–181, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.40.

Ocean and Coastal Acidification off New England and Nova Scotia
Gledhill, D.K., M.M. White, J. Salisbury, H. Thomas, I. Mlsna, M. Liebman, B. Mook, J. Grear, A.C. Candelmo, R.C. Chambers, C.J. Gobler, C.W. Hunt, A.L. King, N.N. Price, S.R. Signorini, E. Stancioff, C. Stymiest, R.A. Wahle, J.D. Waller, N.D. Rebuck, Z.A. Wang, T.L. Capson, J.R. Morrison, S.R. Cooley, and S.C. Doney. 2015. Ocean and coastal acidification off New England and Nova Scotia. Oceanography 28(2):182–197, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.41.

Getting Ocean Acidification on Decision Makers’ To-Do Lists: Dissecting the Process Through Case Studies
Cooley, S.R., E.B. Jewett, J. Reichert, L. Robbins, G. Shrestha, D. Wieczorek, and S.B. Weisberg. 2015. Getting ocean acidification on decision makers’ to-do lists: Dissecting the process through case studies. Oceanography 28(2):198–211, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.42.

Transdisciplinary Science: A Path to Understanding the Interactions Among Ocean Acidification, Ecosystems, and Society
Yates, K.K., C. Turley, B.M. Hopkinson, A.E. Todgham, J.N. Cross, H. Greening, P. Williamson, R. Van Hooidonk, D.D. Deheyn, and Z. Johnson. 2015. Transdisciplinary science: A path to understanding the interactions among ocean acidification, ecosystems, and society. Oceanography 28(2):212–225, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.43.

Data Management Strategy to Improve Global Use of Ocean Acidification Data and Information
Garcia, H.E., C. Cosca, A. Kozyr, E. Mayorga, C. Chandler, R.W. Thomas, K. O’Brien, W. Appeltans, S. Hankin, J.A. Newton, A. Gutierrez, J.-P. Gattuso, L. Hansson, M. Zweng, and B. Pfeil. 2015. Data management strategy to improve global use of ocean acidification data and information. Oceanography 28(2):226–228, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.45.


Environmental Properties of Coastal Waters in Mamala Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, at the Future Site of a Seawater Air Conditioning Outfall
Comfort, C.M., M.A. McManus, S.J. Clark, D.M. Karl, and C.E. Ostrander. 2015. Environmental properties of coastal waters in Mamala Bay, Oahu, Hawaii, at the future site of a seawater air conditioning outfall. Oceanography 28(2):230–239, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.46.


Overturning Assumptions: Past, Present, and Future Concerns about the Ocean’s Circulation
Lozier, M.S. 2015. Overturning assumptions: Past, present, and future concerns about the ocean’s circulation. Oceanography 28(2):240–251, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.50.


QUARTERDECK • Pursuing Earth and Ocean Sciences Priorities As One Community
Kappel, E.S. 2015. Quarterdeck: Pursuing Earth and ocean sciences priorities as one community. Oceanography 28(2):5–6, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.47.

FROM THE PRESIDENT • Oceanographers as Masons
Lozier, M.S. 2015. From the President: Oceanographers as masons. Oceanography 28(2):7, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.48.

RIPPLE MARKS • Coastal Gold Rush: Southeast Alaska Sea Otters Swing from Boom to Bust to Boom
Dybas, C.L. 2015. Ripple marks—The story behind the story. Oceanography 28(2):8–9, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.49.

KEYNOTE LECTURE • Solutions for Recovering and Sustaining the Bounty of the Ocean: Combining Fishery Reforms, Rights-Based Fisheries Management, and Marine Reserves
Barner, A.K., J. Lubchenco, C. Costello, S.D. Gaines, A. Leland, B. Jenks, S. Murawski, E. Schwaab, and M. Spring. 2015. Solutions for recovering and sustaining the bounty of the ocean: Combining fishery reforms, rights-based fisheries management, and marine reserves. Oceanography 28(2):252–263, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.51.

BOOK REVIEW • Photosynthesis in the Marine Environment
Grossman, A. 2015. Review of Photosynthesis in the Marine Environment, by S. Beer, M. Björk, and J. Beardall. Oceanography 28(2):264–265, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.52.

BOOK REVIEW • Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World
Kappel, E.S. 2015. Review of Plankton: Wonders of the Drifting World, by C. Sardet. Oceanography 28(2):265, https://doi.org/10.5670/oceanog.2015.53.

CAREER PROFILES • Options and Insights
Career profiles—Options and insights. 2015. Oceanography 28(2):266–268.

Special Issue Guest Editors

Sarah Cooley, Ocean Conservancy
Kimberly Yates, US Geological Survey
Jeremy Mathis, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Phil Williamson, Natural Environment Research Council and University of East Anglia


Production of this issue of Oceanography was supported by the US National Science Foundation (NSF), the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).