Hooked on Ocean Acidification

Jan 28, 2021


Are you curious about what ocean acidification (OA) is? Are you curious about what a more acidic ocean could mean for the fish you target? Would you like to learn how seagrass plantings can buffer changes in water chemistry and help with oyster reef restoration? Are you eager to try out a new app that provides short-term forecasts for pH and hypoxia in coastal waters?

Come join us for the “Hooked on Ocean Acidification” mini-series on Thursday evenings, from February 18 to March 11. All four sessions will be held virtually, via ZOOM, from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Through this program, we aim to provide Mid-Atlantic anglers, party and charter boat captains and crew, and recreational fishing industry stakeholders with the latest scientific research and apps to understand how ocean acidification may affect your local fisheries and what can be done to reduce the impacts.

Our featured speakers include:

February 18:  Dr. Grace Saba, Rutgers University, “Ocean and coastal acidification in the Mid-Atlantic: the why and the risks

February 25:  Dr. Hannes Baumann, University of Connecticut, “How Vulnerable are Coastal Fishes to Ocean Acidification?

March 4:   Dr. Emily Rivest, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, “Ocean Acidification and Shellfish: Can seagrasses provide a local solution?

March 11:  Fei Da, PhD Student, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, “Chesapeake Bay Water Quality: From Short-term Forecasts to Long-term Trends

To register, please visit the following link: https://tinyurl.com/y5g8hsfb

Registration will be open through February 15, 2021. You are welcome to attend as many sessions as you like. A Bass Pro Gift card will be raffled off each night. Certificates of completion will be awarded for those who attend all four sessions.

This program is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association Coastal Ocean Observing System (MARACOOS), in collaboration with our partners from the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, and Rutgers Cooperative Extension.

Questions? Please email Kirstin Wakefield at info@MidACAN.org

We hope to “see” you there!

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