Read here and here. Left/liberal/progressive/Democrat oriented groups just can't leave the proven scientific process and methodologies alone. They literally have to "buy" their "science" by financially contributing to scientists who will then likely perform the left's advocacy work as "independent" scientists, gratis. The Pew Environmental Group is one of the Big Green organizations that lays out the dollars on PhDs to hopefully enhance the desired activist "science" outcome.
No Frakking Consensus has a list of the marine "experts" that have been bought off, lured, rewarded, bribed,.....hmmm....influenced in this manner.
If you're wondering, it would probably be a safe bet that none these individuals would ever have the scientific cojones to publish research showing ocean acidification hysteria or ocean warming fears to be overhyped crocks - just a guess, though. Indeed, one would think it's hard to swim against the current of Big Green "payola" when ethically challenged in the first place.
Just a reminder: Keep the list of names handy (bookmark?) for future reference. As marine research and studies are published, the list will provide a means to accomplish a quick check to determine if the research results were bought influenced by Big Green activist/advocacy groups.