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West Coast OA Plan

West Coast Region Acidification Research Abstract The West Coast Region includes the U.S. coastal waters off of Washington, Oregon, and California including the continental shelf and inland seas. These waters are influenced by adjacent regions and are collectively referred to as the California Current Large Marine Ecosystem (CCLME). This region

Why Acidification SCIENCE Matters?

Ocean, coastal, and Great Lakes acidification represents the changes in water chemistry resulting in ecological impacts with cascading social and economic effects. With a $1 billion U.S. shellfish industry and hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk, understanding acidification in the oceans and Great Lakes is important to protecting our economies and well being. This plan [https://oceanacidification.noaa.gov/ResearchPlan2020/Download.aspx] focuses on acidification research to