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This week in Sacramento 6/29: Update on Ocean Protection Council’s investment in ocean acidification and hypoxia

Agenda for June 29, 2016 OPC Meeting and related events On June 29, 2016 the Ocean Protection Council will hold its public meeting at the Natural Resources Building Auditorium in Sacramento. The OPC will consider funding projects under Proposition 1 and will hear an informational item related to ocean acidification and hypoxia.   Informational Item: Update on OPC’s investment in… Read more →

Latest Panel research: “Vulnerability of a semi-enclosed estuarine sea to ocean acidification in contrast with hypoxia”

Vulnerability of a semi-enclosed estuarine sea to ocean acidification in contrast with hypoxia Geophysical Research Letter Authors Debby Ianson, Susan E. Allen, Benjamin L. Moore-Maley, Sophia C. Johannessen, Robie W. Macdonald Abstract The Strait of Georgia (SoG) is a large semi-enclosed estuary that spatially dominates the Salish Sea on the North American Pacific coast. The region is well-populated, harbours significant aquaculture, and is vulnerable… Read more →

OAH Panelists at Oceans in a High CO2 World Symposium – May 3-6

May 3 – 6 2016, Hobart, Australia Visit the conference website   Many West Coast Panelists will be attending the upcoming 4th International Symposium on Oceans in a High CO2 World. See below for details on their participation. Tuesday 3 May 2016 1600: Richard Feely, “Chemical and Biological Impacts of ocean acidification Along the West Coast of North America” Wednesday 4 May 2016 830: Richard Feely,… Read more →

OR Senator Arnie Roblan says it’s “Time for Oregon to take the lead on ocean health”

See the full article here in The World Link   Oregon is an ocean state, next to one of the world’s most productive oceans. From spring Chinook salmon to the fresh Dungeness crab and oysters in our markets and restaurants, we benefit immensely from our fishing industries’ economic productivity. Unfortunately, global changes in ocean chemistry are posing new challenges for… Read more →

Now Available: “Water quality criteria for an acidifying ocean: Challenges and opportunities for improvement”

The West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel is pleased to share their latest publication in Ocean and Coastal Management. See here to access the article. Highlights 303(d) assessments for ocean acidification are challenging. Chemical assessment is limited by pH criteria at levels below that known to cause biological damage. Biological assessments are limited by lack of co-location between… Read more →