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Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast

Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast

A three-year survey of the California Current System along the West Coast of the United States found persistent, highly acidified water throughout...
Acidified ocean water widespread along North American West Coast
Research shows ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the Arctic

Research shows ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the Arctic

Ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the western Arctic Ocean in both area and depth, potentially affecting shellfish, other marine species in...
Research shows ocean acidification is spreading rapidly in the Arctic
Ocean Acidification Discussion

Ocean Acidification Discussion

The discussion is taking place during the preparatory process for The Ocean Conference in order to engage stakeholders in assessing the challenges and...
Ocean Acidification Discussion
Ocean Acidification: Building a Path Toward Adaptation in the Arctic

Ocean Acidification: Building a Path Toward Adaptation in the Arctic

Scientists, economists, and stakeholders from all eight Arctic countries forge a path forward in adapting to ocean acidification in the...
Ocean Acidification: Building a Path Toward Adaptation in the Arctic
New Tool Helps Oyster Growers Prepare for Changing Ocean Chemistry

New Tool Helps Oyster Growers Prepare for Changing Ocean Chemistry

For Bill Mook, coastal acidification is one thing his oyster hatchery cannot afford to ignore. Mook Sea Farm depends on seawater from...
New Tool Helps Oyster Growers Prepare for Changing Ocean Chemistry
Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab from ocean acidification

Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab from ocean acidification

Dungeness crab are forecast to take a hit from ocean acidification driven by fossil- fuel combustion, according to a study released this past...
Study predicts decline in Dungeness crab from ocean acidification
NOAA research links human-caused CO2 emissions to dissolving sea snail shells off U.S....

NOAA research links human-caused CO2 emissions to dissolving sea snail shells off U.S....

For the first time, NOAA and partner scientists have connected the concentration of human-caused carbon dioxide in waters off the U.S. Pacific coast...
NOAA research links human-caused CO2 emissions to dissolving sea snail shells off U.S....
WESTPAC Scientists Step up Efforts to Combat Ocean Acidification

WESTPAC Scientists Step up Efforts to Combat Ocean Acidification

46 Scientists from the region gathered again in Phuket, Thailand, 29-31 August 2016, stepping up their efforts to develop a long term program...
WESTPAC Scientists Step up Efforts to Combat Ocean Acidification
West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise 2016 Blog

West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise 2016 Blog

The fifth West Coast Ocean Acidification cruise in May–June 2016 will be the first coastal cruise to reoccupy study areas extending through the...
West Coast Ocean Acidification Cruise 2016 Blog

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OAP HAPPENINGS


July 18th, 2017

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Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cruise Departs

NOAA and partner scientists will depart on a research cruise to study ocean acidification in the Gulf of Mexico from July 18th- August 21st.

June 7, 2017

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OAP Director participates in United Nations Oceans Conference

OAP Director, Libby Jewett, will be participating in a side event focused on "Capacity Development Solutions for Managing, Protecting, Conserving and Restoring Marine and Coastal Ecosystems" during the United Nations Oceans conference for Sustainable Development Goal 14 to "conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development."

May 15, 2017

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OAP Director presents for United Nations Informal Consultative Process on the Law of the Sea

OAP Director, Libby Jewett, will attend and present at the United Nations 18th meeting: "The effects of climate change on oceans."

May 4, 2017

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Principal Investigators Meeting: OA, Eutrophication & Shellfish Restoration

OAP staff will be participating in an upcoming principle investigators meeting exploring the "Interactions between ocean acidification and eutrophication in estuaries: modeling opportunities and limitations."

MAY 3, 2017

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Redeployment of the Chá bă buoy

Chá bă one of the buoys that monitors ocean acidification in waters along US coasts was redeployed and will be taking carbon dioxide and pH measurements every 3 hours to better understand ocean acidification in Washington state waters.