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Impacts of ocean acidification on marine fauna and ecosystem processes
Fabry, V. J., Seibel, B. A., Feely, R. A., and Orr, J. C. 2008. Impacts of ocean acidification on marine fauna and ecosystem processes. - ICES Journal of Marine Science, 65: 414-432.Oceanic uptake of
Life at stable low oxygen levels: adaptations of animals to oceanic oxygen minimum layers.
Given the stable presence of very low O2 levels in the minima, the primary adaptations of animals living within them are those that support aerobic metabolism by giving the animals remarkable abilities to extract O2 from water.
Declining oxygen in the global ocean and coastal waters
Improved numerical models of oceanographic processes that control oxygen depletion and the large-scale influence of altered biogeochemical cycles are needed to better predict the magnitude and spatial patterns of deoxygenation in the open ocean, as well as feedbacks to climate.
Synergistic effects of climate-related variables suggest future physiological impairment in a top oceanic predator
  • R. Rosa, B. Seibel
  • Biology, Medicine
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 30 December 2008
It is demonstrated that the synergism between ocean acidification, global warming, and expanding hypoxia will compress the habitable depth range of the jumbo squid, and these interactions may ultimately define the long-term fate of this commercially and ecologically important predator.
Critical oxygen levels and metabolic suppression in oceanic oxygen minimum zones
  • B. Seibel
  • Medicine, Biology
    Journal of Experimental Biology
  • 15 January 2011
The definition of hypoxia and critical oxygen levels are discussed, the capacity for, and prevalence of, metabolic suppression as a response to temporary residence in OMZs are discussed and the possible consequences of climate change on OMZ ecology are discussed.
Climate Change and Invasibility of the Antarctic Benthos
As sea temperatures continue to rise, the invasion of durophagous predators will modernize the shelf benthos and erode the indigenous character of marine life in Antarctica.
Biological impacts of deep-sea carbon dioxide injection inferred from indices of physiological performance
Deep-sea CO2 injection as a means of controlling atmospheric CO2 levels should be assessed with careful consideration of potential biological impacts, and a much more aggressive approach to research is warranted.
The rate of metabolism in marine animals: environmental constraints, ecological demands and energetic opportunities
  • B. Seibel, J. Drazen
  • Biology, Medicine
    Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B…
  • 29 November 2007
The conclusion from this analysis is that low rates of metabolism, in the deep sea and elsewhere, do not result from resource limitation or temperature or pressure constraint, and high metabolic demand follows strong selection for locomotory capacity among visual predators inhabiting well-lit oceanic waters.
Climate change tightens a metabolic constraint on marine habitats
The combined effects of warming and O2 loss this century are projected to reduce the upper ocean’s metabolic index by ~20% globally and by ~50% in northern high-latitude regions, forcing poleward and vertical contraction of metabolically viable habitats and species ranges.
Metabolic physiology of the Humboldt squid, Dosidicus gigas: Implications for vertical migration in a pronounced oxygen minimum zone
The physiological and ecological strategies demonstrated here may have facilitated the recent range expansion of this species into northern waters where expanding hypoxic zones prohibit competing top predators.