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Compilation of research on OA impacts to Alaska species now available

Relatively few of Alaska’s marine species have been studied for their response to OA, however the body of research is growing each year. OARC has put together an annotated list of studies and results to provide an overview of what we know. Continue reading

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Alaska OA Network seeks applicants for ‘Young Fishing Fellowship’

We are participating in an AMCC program aimed to provide experience to young fishing leaders through mentorship, professional development and hands-on learning. Come work with the network! Continue reading

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Alaska Marine Policy Forum – March 22

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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Scientists measure a rapid growth in acidity in the Arctic ocean

This Washington Post article describes the work of Liqi Chen, Wei Jun Cai, and their collaborators that was recently published in journal Nature Climate Change. Continue reading

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Sign-on letter urges Alaska Congressional delegation to support OA research

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Fishermen and scientists discuss ocean acidification in Sitka

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Alaska OA Network enters 2017 with new structure

The network now has a new executive committee and five working groups to help advance ocean acidification in Alaska. Continue reading

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New Report Available on Approach and Priorities for Ocean Acidification Monitoring in Alaska

The report was produced from a technical meeting of 28 ocean acidification researchers in Alaska in 2016. Continue reading

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New paper links scientific research on pteropods to practical management applications for resources managers

The paper by Nina Bednarsek and colleagues, published in Ecological Indicators, examines pteropods as a simple, practical indicators of ocean acidification stress. Continue reading

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OA to hit West Coast Dungeness crab fishery, new assessment shows

An ecosystem-scale assessment of the effects of ocean acidification on US West Coast marine organisms suggests Dungeness crabs will likely suffer as their food sources decline. The decline of Dungeness would have some of the most severe economic effects, according to the research. Continue reading

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