Community review of Guide to Best Practices in Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting

The community review of the Guide to Best Practices in Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting is extended by one month. The deadline for sending comments is extended until 15 September 2009. The two chapters that are still missing will be available on 24 August at the latest.



See this previous article for background information.

Ulf Riebesell, Victoria J. Fabry, Jean-Pierre Gattuso (editors)

1 Response to “Community review of Guide to Best Practices in Ocean Acidification Research and Data Reporting”


  1. 1 richard ruschman 23 August 2009 at 20:56

    Researchers should consider using, as part of their experiments, tanks with acidic waters which contain a small electrically-charged piece of iron mat or rebar which accretes calcium carbonate by means of the “biorock” technique explained at the Global Coral Reef Alliance website (www.globalcoral.org). The PH level of waters in close proximity to the charged iron undergoing the electrolytic process is raised to 8.3-8.4. This is explained in detail in the 1995 Goreau/Hilbertz U.S.patent. The tanks could be separated into two parts–in one part, the shell-making organism (pteropod, oyster larvae, etc.) would have no access to the charged iron mat/rebar. In the other part, the shell-making organism could, if it “chose” to do so, swim in close proximity to the charged iron mat/rebar. Apart from the PH effect, the charged iron structure dramatically increases growth and health of organisms living on it or in close proximity thereto–the process has produced the first healthy oyster population in New York City waters since the 1920’s.


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