Seminar on Ocean Acidification

January 28, 2017 - 9:00 AM
Charleston Marine Life Center
63466 Boat Basin Rd.
Charleston, OR

Climate change brings not only sea level rise, but also ocean acidification.
Climate change brings not only sea level rise, as here at Hug Point during a King Tide, but also ocean acidification. Photo courtesy of Oregon King Tide Project.

Julie Schram and Reyn Yoshioka will discuss what ocean acidification is and how it influences and affects marine organisms in a presentation at the new Charleston Marine Life Center (63466 Boat Basin Rd.) on Saturday, January 28, from 9-10:30 a.m.  The talk is presented by the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology (right across the street), and is also the first “Sea Seminar” of the year for Shoreline Education for Awareness.

Dr. Schram, a post-doctoral researcher at OIMB, and Yoshioka, a PhD student, will focus primarily on responses to the increased acidity of the ocean by organisms from our area and along the U.S. West coast, including seagrasses, shellfish, plankton, and fish. They will discuss how ocean acidification affects organisms differently, and how changing oceans will have both winners and losers.

Attending will also provide an opportunity to view the exhibits at the new facility.