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Alaska OA Network makes statewide news

News outlets across the state, including the Alaska Dispatch, Alaska Public Media, the Arctic Sounder, and Alaska Fish Radio have picked up the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network. Continue reading

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Aug 9: webinar on ocean acidification in Alaska

Join the Alaska OA Network and the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy for a 1-hour webinar on OA monitoring and biological impacts. Continue reading

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Alaska Ocean Acidification Network seeks to inform public of ocean acidity

Alaska Public Media produced a radio piece on ocean acidification, highlighting Alaska’s susceptibility to OA, and the role of the network in responding to changing waters. Continue reading

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Alaska Ocean Acidification Network launches new website

Coordinated by AOOS, the Alaska OA Network hosts a comprehensive website with data links, statewide monitoring descriptions, an expert directory, and more. Continue reading

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Save the Date – OA “State of the Science” Workshop

The Alaska OA Network invites a broad audience to a 2-day workshop Nov 30-Dec 1. Presentations will include an OA primer, current monitoring efforts, biological implications, linkages to fisheries & communities, future forecasts, and OA in the national context. Continue reading

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Ocean acidification affects predator-prey response

Ocean acidification makes it harder for sea snails to escape from their sea star predators, according to a study from the University of California, Davis. Continue reading

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Alaska Marine Policy Forum – July

Learn the latest on marine funding, legislation, and state and federal policy issues relating to the marine environment by joining the bi-monthly telecon.
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Modern mussel shells are thinner than 50 years ago due to ocean acidification

Research conducted by researchers from the University of Chicago show that California mussel shells from the 1970’s are 32% thicker. This Science World Report article links the study. Continue reading

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These sailing drones teach us about life in the Bering Sea

Last summer, NOAA researchers deployed a new type of autonomous vehicle in Alaska waters to test whether long distance, surface level measurements were possible. Watch a video of how the ‘sail drone’ works in this Alaska Public Media story. Continue reading

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Scientists use ocean data to predict average to slightly late run of Chinook on Yukon River

For the fourth year, NOAA, ADFG and AOOS are collaborating to predict the timing of Chinook on the Yukon River. Read the preliminary forecast & learn more. Continue reading

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