Ocean Acidification and Estuaries: Connections Between Land and Sea
Thursday February 1st, 2018 6:30 PM
Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Dr. Newport
Many people hear about ocean acidification (OA) and think about bleaching coral reefs, but what are the effects of acidification in our local estuaries? Will our oyster and Dungeness crab fisheries be affected? Is there anything we can do about it locally?
The MidCoast Watersheds Council invites the public to attend a presentation by Dr. George Waldbusser, on February 1st at 6:30 PM in Newport. The talk will be held in room 205 at the Newport Visual Arts Center at Nye Beach. Refreshments will be served.
Dr. George Waldbusser is an Associate Professor in the College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences at Oregon State University with an interest in human-environment interactions. For the past decade he has been studying ocean acidifications on bivalves, including oysters, mussels, and clams, in Corvallis and the Hatfield Marine Science Center in Newport, as well as the U.S. East Coast. He was instrumental in helping to interpret ocean acidification impacts in oyster hatcheries here in the Pacific Northwest, and works on both in basic and applied research questions including strategies for adaptation and mitigation of acidification effects.
Dr. Waldbusser has consulted with shellfish growers around the country, and in France, Chile and New Zealand, and was awarded the OSU Vice Provost’s Award for Excellence in Strategic Impact in 2016 for his efforts working with stakeholders. He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Shellfish Research and is an Associate Editor at the journals of Limnology and Oceanography: Methods and the Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology.
Come learn more ocean acidification in estuaries at 6:30pm, February 1st, Newport Visual Arts Center, 777 NW Beach Drive, Newport.