Posted on OA: Published 24 June 2014 Science
The fact sheet on ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest has been recently released by the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel.
The evidence for ocean acidification in the Pacific Northwest is compelling. It consists of published scientific literature representing a large number of laboratory and field observations. The scientific evidence comes from investigations of the natural and anthropogenic (human-generated) changes to the biogeochemistry of Pacific Northwest waters, responses of organisms to present-day and future conditions, and observations made in aquaculture settings. This fact sheet summarizes our growing understanding of the causes and consequences of ocean acidification in Pacific Northwest marine waters.
The material was produced in affiliation with NANOOS, NOAA Ocean Acidification Program, Ocean Carbon and Biogeochemistry Project, University of Washington, and Washington Sea Grant.
Hayley Carter, West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel website, 18 June 2014. More information.