Publications

Bednaršek N, Feely RA, Tolimieri N, Hermann AJ, Siedlecki SA, Waldbusser GG, McElhany P, Alin SR, Klinger T, Moore-Maley B, Pörtner HO. Exposure history determines pteropod vulnerability to ocean acidification along the US West Coast. Nature Sci Reports. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-017-03934-z

Bednaršek N, Newton JA, Beck MW, Alin SR, Feely RA, Christman N, Klinger T. 2020. Severe biological effects under present-day estuarine acidification in the seasonally variable Salish Sea. Sci Total Environment: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.142689

Klinger T, Newton J. Ocean Acidification as a Problem in Systems Thinking. Washington J Env Law and Policy 6: 207-211.

McLaskey, A. K., Keister, J. E., McElhany, P., Olson, M. B., Busch, D. S., Maher, M., & Winans, A. K. (2016). Development of Euphausia pacifica (krill) larvae is impaired under pCO2 levels currently observed in the Northeast Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 555, 65–78.

Miller, J.J., Maher, M., Bohaboy, E. et al. Exposure to low pH reduces survival and delays development in early life stages of Dungeness crab (Cancer magister). Mar Biol 163, 118 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00227-016-2883-1

Williams, CRDittman, AHMcElhany, P, et al. Elevated CO2 impairs olfactory‐mediated neural and behavioral responses and gene expression in ocean‐phase coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)Glob Change Biol201925963– 977https://doi.org/10.1111/gcb.14532


Other Resources

Nanoos/Live Ocean
The Northwest Association of Networked Ocean Observing Systems (NANOOS) is the premier ocean observing system in the Pacific Northwest, providing an integrated picture of what’s going on in our oceans and estuaries. Live Ocean is the real-time forecast model. 

Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification
Learn more about this state task force chartered with addressing the causes and consequences of acidification.

Ocean Acidification: From Knowledge to Action (2012)
Key recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Panel for Washington’s strategic response to ocean acidification.

2017 Addendum to Ocean Acidification: From Knowledge to Action
Five years later, the Blue Ribbon Panel expands upon the original 2012 report (above).


Papers and reports on what we know about ocean acidification

20 Facts About Ocean Acidification
A detailed summary of the state of ocean acidification research and understanding.

Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest Coastal Waters
Six things we know about ocean acidification in Pacific Northwest coastal waters.

Rate of Ocean Acidification May Accelerate, Scientists Warn
Journalist Christopher Dunagan spoke with WOAC directors for an article in Salish Sea Currents magazine.

Ocean Acidification as it Relates to Marine Water Quality in Washington
The Washington Ocean Acidification Center presents peer-reviewed, scientific evidence to clarify consideration of ocean acidification in Washington’s marine and estuary waters in the context of marine water quality. 

Understand How Plankton is Affected by Changing Ocean Conditions
The WOAC-funded plankton and foram monitoring studies will allow researchers to detect and understand changing ocean conditions in Washington.

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