Category Archives: Alaska Ocean Acidification Network News

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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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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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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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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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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