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Alaska Ocean Acidification Network launches new website

Coordinated by AOOS, the new Alaska OA Network is hosting a comprehensive website with resources ranging from data links to statewide monitoring descriptions, to an expert directory. 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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Siberian erosion, river runoff speed up Arctic Ocean acidification

As Siberian permafrost thaws, crumbling Russian coastlines and big rivers flowing north along eroding banks are dumping vast loads of organic carbon into marine waters there, causing much quicker acidification than had been anticipated.

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AOOS sponsored Science Expo for GLACIER conference

In preparation for President Obama’s Alaska visit, AOOS co-hosted a climate change science expo for the media on Aug 30, including expert speakers, program resources, handouts, and key resource lists. Find the presentations and additional resources here. Continue reading

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With the help of oceanography, 2015 Yukon Chinook run timing forecast hit the mark once more

For the fourth year, a partnership between NOAA, ADF&G, and AOOS has produced a surprisingly accurate forecast for Chinook salmon run timing by factoring in sea surface temperature, air temperature, and sea ice. Continue reading

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