Ocean acidification publication from Alaska Sea Grant

02/09/2012

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Fairbanks, Alaska—“Ocean Acidification and Fisheries: Alaska's Challenge and Response” is the topic of the latest Alaska Seas & Coasts publication from the Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program. Author Torie Baker, an Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program agent based in Cordova, explains ocean chemistry basics needed to understand the effects of increasing acidity in northern waters. This issue also highlights some of the current research under way aimed at better understanding likely impacts on increasing acidification on Alaska's marine ecosystems.

This special issue of Alaska Seas & Coasts was produced with funding assistance from the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Download this free, must-read primer on ocean acidification in Alaska from the Alaska Sea Grant Bookstore.

The Alaska Sea Grant College Program is a statewide marine research, education, communication, and extension service at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, School of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences. Alaska Sea Grant is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, in partnership with the University of Alaska Fairbanks and private industry.

The Alaska Sea Grant Marine Advisory Program is a statewide university extension and technical assistance program that helps Alaskans wisely use, conserve, and enjoy Alaska's marine and coastal resources.