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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

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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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Special Issue of Elementa: submit OA articles by March 31

This Special Feature invites contributions that provide new insights into multiple stressors, ecological and evolutionary processes, systems-level interactions, and policy responses as they relate to ocean acidification. Contributions that address ocean acidification in the context of global ocean change are especially welcome. Continue reading

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NOAA’s Arctic Report Card addresses OA

Researchers report that over the next 20-30 years, it is likely that ocean acidification will continue to intensify, especially over the shallow Arctic shelves. The rapid rate of this change is likely to impact ecosystems that are already under pressure from rising temperatures and other climate-related factors. Continue reading

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