OC007:
Open Ocean – Coral Reef Teleconnections


Session ID#: 28515

Session Description:
Open ocean water is the primary source water for coral reef systems. Once on the shallow reef, this source water can be dramatically altered by physical, chemical, and biological processes. The initial conditions of adjacent open ocean surface waters strongly impact coral reef ecosystem metabolism and health. For example, offshore biological productivity impacts delivery of inorganic and organic nutrients that serve as critical energy sources for biological processes within coral reef ecosystems. Upwelling of deep, cool waters via internal waves or topographic upwelling can provide intermittent refuge to help mitigate thermal stress on coral reefs. Offshore circulation patterns influence larval dispersal and recruitment, which can enhance biodiversity and increase ecosystem resilience to anthropogenic stressors such as overfishing. Global acidification of open ocean waters results in transport of progressively more acidified source water to coral reefs that leads to declining rates of calcification, increasing dissolution, and a shift in calcium carbonate reef budgets toward net dissolution. This interdisciplinary session invites observational, laboratory, and modeling-based studies investigating teleconnections between coral reef and open ocean processes. These processes may include, but are not limited to, ocean acidification and warming; open ocean productivity and nutrient cycling; and regional and local circulation and physical phenomena.
Primary Chair:  Kathryn E F Shamberger, Texas A&M University, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States
Co-chairs:  Andrea K Kealoha, Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, Kristen A Davis, University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Irvine, CA, United States and Steven J Lentz, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Index Terms:
Cross-Topics:
  • BE - Benthic Ecosystems
    *Use ME: Marine Ecosystems*
  • BN - Biogeochemistry and Nutrients
  • CD - Coastal Dynamics
  • PC - Past, Present and Future Climate

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Emma Catherine Reid1, Thomas M DeCarlo2, Aryan Safaie3, Austin Hall4, Pat Lohmann5, Anne L Cohen6, George T F Wong7 and Kristen A Davis1, (1)University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Irvine, CA, United States, (2)Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (3)University of California, Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States, (4)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)Woods Hole, MA, United States, (6)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (7)Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan
Fei Cheng and Qi Wang, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, CAS, Beijing, China
Molly Anne Moynihan1, Shahrouz Amini2, Jani Tanzil3, Isaiah Jia Qing Chua4, Gareth Fabbro3, Tung-Yung Fan5, Daniela N Schmidt6, Ali Gilles Tchenguise Miserez4 and Nathalie Goodkin1, (1)Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore, (2)Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany, (3)Earth Observatory of Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, (4)Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, (5)National Museum of Marine Biology and Aquarium of Taiwan, Pingtung, Taiwan, (6)University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Shavonna Bent, Johnson State College, Johnson, VT, United States, Amy Apprill, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States and Colleen M Hansel, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry, Woods Hole, MA, United States
Andreas J Andersson1, Camille Grimaldi2, Nicholas Robert Bates3, Travis Courtney4, Rebecca Garley5, Rodney J Johnson6, Tim J Noyes3, Fernando Pacheco7 and Samuel Stevens8, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)University of the Basque Country, Donostia, Spain, (3)Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St. George's, Bermuda, (4)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (5)Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St George's, Bermuda, (6)BIOS, St Georges, Bermuda, (7)Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, Bermuda, (8)Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, St.George's, GE, Bermuda
Isaiah Wesley Bolden, University of Washington Seattle Campus, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States, Julian P Sachs, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States and Alexander C Gagnon, University of Washington, School of Oceanography, Seattle, WA, United States
Patrick Colin1, Daniel L Rudnick2, Travis Allen Schramek2 and Eric J Terrill3, (1)Coral Reef Research Foundation, Koror, Palau, (2)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (3)SIO, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
Orion Norzagaray, Universidad Autonoma de Baja California UABC, Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanológicas, Ensenada, Mexico, Jose Martin Martin Hernandez-Ayon, Autonomous University of Baja California, Instituto de Investigaciones Oceanologicas, Ensenada, Mexico, Luis Eduardo Calderon Aguilera, CICESE, Mexico, Hector Reyes-Bonilla, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California Sur, Mexico, Cecilia Chapa Balcorta, UMAR, Mexico, Ruben Castro, UABC-Fac. de Ciencias Marinas, Ensenada, Mexico and Linda Barranco-Servin, UABC, Ensenada, Mexico
Olivia M Cheriton1, Curt Daron Storlazzi2, Clark Sherman3, Kurt J Rosenberger2 and Mark L Buckley4, (1)U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (2)U.S. Geological Survey, Pacific Coastal and Marine Science Center, Santa Cruz, CA, United States, (3)University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, Mayaguez, PR, United States, (4)Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States
Andrea K Kealoha1, Kathryn E F Shamberger2, Emma Catherine Reid3, Kristen A Davis3, Steven J Lentz4, Yoshimi M Rii5 and Michael S Rappe6, (1)Texas A&M University College Station, College Station, TX, United States, (2)Texas A&M University, Oceanography, College Station, TX, United States, (3)University of California Irvine, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Irvine, CA, United States, (4)Woods Hole Oceanographic Inst, Woods Hole, MA, United States, (5)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Oceanography, Honolulu, HI, (6)University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, United States