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A Swell to Quell the Dissolution of Shell

This article describes 5 ways the Hakai Institute is tracking ocean acidification in the North Pacific. The Alaska OA Network is involved in several of these efforts, from Burke-O-Lators to a new ferry project. Continue reading

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Alaska Marine Policy Forum – November 16

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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Ocean Acidification Kiosk to move to Sitka for WhaleFest

An interactive kiosk, aimed at communicating the issue of ocean acidification to residents and visitors in Alaska’s coastal communities, is about to move to the Sitka harbor. Continue reading

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Why the EPA Doesn’t Regulate Ocean Acidification

The Center for Biological Diversity recently sued the EPA over regulating OA under the Clean Water Act. This article in the Atlantic explains why the EPA doesn’t enforce OA. Continue reading

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Sitka takes multi-faceted approach to ocean acidification monitoring

The community of Sitka, led by the Sitka Tribe and the Sitka Sound Science Center (SSSC), is making a concerted effort to monitor ocean acidification in their backyard. Read about five projects currently underway. Continue reading

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Registration open for OA “State of the Science” Workshop

The Alaska OA Network invites you to a 2-day workshop Nov 30-Dec 1. Presentations will include an OA primer, current monitoring efforts, impacts to species, future forecasts, and more. This free event is open to the public. Continue reading

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Ketchikan becomes second Alaska community to monitor ocean acidification at a shellfish hatchery

The OceansAlaska site is part of a suite of monitoring systems co-located with hatcheries across the Pacific Northwest, strengthening the partnership between OA research and the shellfish industry. Continue reading

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IUCN report reveals impacts of ocean acidification on fish

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) recently released a comprehensive review on the impacts of ocean warming on fish stocks and crop yields, more extreme weather events and increased risk from water-borne diseases. Continue reading

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New “Burke-O-Lator” system installed at Ketchikan shellfish facility

The OceansAlaska site joins a suite of monitoring systems co-located with hatcheries across the Pacific Northwest, strengthening the partnership between OA research and the shellfish industry. Continue reading

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Changing ocean affects fish food quality

An experiment in the Baltic Sea demonstrated for the first time that ocean acidification and rising water temperatures harms the fatty acid composition of copepods in the natural plankton community. As a consequence, fish might find food of poorer quality. Published in ECO. Continue reading

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