Latest news on ocean acidification in Alaska
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Are we seeing impacts from OA on species in our waters right now?

In the second edition of "Ask a Scientist", Bob Foy from the NOAA Kodiak Laboratory addresses the question of whether marine life in Alaska is currently showing signs of stress from ocean acidification. 

Watch the video (5 min)

NOAA Kodiak Lab now equipped to analyze incoming seawater, as well as samples from surrounding communities

Researchers at the NOAA Fisheries Kodiak Laboratory are partnering with regional marine laboratories, rural village communities, and local environmental coordinators from Alaska Native Tribes to monitor nearshore marine waters in the Kodiak Archipelago. 

Learn more

Meet Lauren Bell

Originally from Homer, Lauren Bell is a PhD student at UC Santa Cruz studying algal communities’ responses to ocean acidification and warming in Sitka Sound. Learn more about her research, and what she's discovered along the way.

Read the interview

Curious about the OA survey results? They're in.

This winter, a survey was circulated to Alaskans to better understand information needs about ocean acidification. Results show the questions residents are asking are similar to those of researchers.

Read the summary and results

New Alaska OA curriculum page

Looking for lesson plans about OA, or a certain topic within OA? The Alaska OA Network recently launched a new page for educators that includes a chart categorizing curriculum by concept, grade level, and resource type.  The network will soon be organizing hands-on lab kits that can be checked out by teachers. 

Visit the "For Educators" page

May 8 webinar: OA in Alaska

Tune into the weekly "Ocean Tuesday" series to hear Jessica Cross from NOAA discuss ocean acidification in Alaska and answer questions at 10am on May 8.  

Check out Ocean Tuesday

About the Network

The mission of the Alaska Ocean Acidification Network is to expand the understanding of ocean acidification processes and impacts in Alaska.  

Questions? Email Network Director
Darcy Dugan,
Alaska Ocean Acidification Network
Alaska Ocean Observing System
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