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Oregon Shellfish in an Acidified Ocean
Cape Perpetua Fall Speaker Series

Enjoy a variety of free educational presentations hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative. Guest speaker presentations will be held most Saturdays, November - March. All events are free and held virtually on Zoom this season.

January 8 at 10:00am - Presenting Steve Rumrill, Shellfish Program Leader, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

DESCRIPTION
Changes to the global atmosphere result in regional shifts in Oregon’s nearshore ocean conditions. As ocean waters throughout the Pacific Basin become more acidified, the biogeochemistry of marine waters also changes along the thin ribbon of the Oregon coast and in bays and estuaries. These open coast and estuarine areas are inhabited by diverse communities of shellfish, including oysters, clams, mussels, abalone, crab, shrimp, sea stars sea urchins, and many others. The presentation will describe ocean acidification as an emerging threat to marine communities, provide a description of the potential impacts to commercially and recreationally valuable groups of shellfish, and characterize the capacity of living shorelines such as kelp beds and eelgrass to serve as a buffer to acidified marine waters.

Jan 8, 2022 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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