Northwest Ocean Acidification
Oceans—and their salt-water extensions, like Puget Sound—play an enormous role in our region’s culture and prosperity. Marine life, from oysters to king crab, have supported Northwest communities for generations. But years of addiction to fossil fuels have put them at risk. This series explores the local costs of ocean acidification –the process by which water absorbs too much carbon pollution, becoming more corrosive. These changes in our water’s basic chemistry place our complex web of marine life in jeopardy. It’s not tomorrow’s problem; it’s happening here and now. (Photo credit: Rik_C, flickr)
Posts on Northwest Ocean Acidification
Bill would create a new council overseeing marine protection.
Recommendations on our souring seas from Washington's panel on ocean acidification.
Corrosive seas aren't just happening "somewhere out there."
Scientists find the "smoking gun" that's killing Northwest oysters.
Their goal: What can we do about acidifying seas?
Northwest mussel shells show a shift towards fossil-fuel based carbon.
Sightline details the hidden costs of carbon dioxide pollution.
What we can do about ocean acidification.
How tribal kids see ocean acidification.
Commercial fisherpeople weigh the threats to their livelihood from corrosive seas.