Ocean Acidification: The Other CO2 Problem

Dr. Richard A. Feely
Saturday, April 26, 4 PM, Fort Worden Commons “Company C”

Feelypicture_web Recent studies have shown that the increased concentrations of CO2 in the oceans are already causing significant changes. Since the beginning of the industrial era, they have absorbed about 85% of the heat and 30% of the carbon released by human activities. As a result, oceans are becoming more acidic, potentially affecting all shelled creatures from the tiniest plankton at the base of the oceanic food web. Dr. Feely will discuss the present and future implications of increased CO2 levels on the health of our ocean ecosystems and related ocean-based economies. For more information, please visit the PTMSC website www.ptmsc.org

Admission: $5/members; $7/non-members