'Hooked on Ocean Acidification' Series for Recreational Anglers

Are you curious about what ocean acidification (OA) is? Are you curious about what a more acidic ocean could mean for the fish you target? Would you like to learn how seagrass plantings can buffer changes in water chemistry and help with oyster reef restoration? Are you eager to try out a new app that provides short-term forecasts for pH and hypoxia in coastal waters?

If so, we'd like to invite you to join us for a new virtual educational mini-series, Hooked on Ocean Acidification. During four Thursday evening sessions, we'll provide you with the latest scientific research and mobile apps to understand how ocean acidification may affect your local fisheries and what can be done to reduce the impacts. You'll also have a chance to win a $25 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card during our weekly raffle! 

Featured speakers and topics include:

  • Feb. 18: Dr. Grace Saba, Rutgers University, “Ocean and Coastal Acidification in the Mid-Atlantic: the What, the Why, and the Risks.”
  • Feb. 25: Dr. Hannes Baumann, University of Connecticut, “How Vulnerable are Coastal Fishes to Ocean Acidification?”
  • March 4: Dr. Emily Rivest, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, “Ocean Acidification and Shellfish: Can Seagrasses Provide a Local Solution?”
  • March 11: Fei Da, PhD Student, and Dr. Marjy Friedrichs, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, “Chesapeake Bay Water Quality: From Short-term Forecasts to Long-term Trends”

Hooked on Ocean Acidification is sponsored by the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Acidification Network (MACAN) and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Association for Coastal Ocean Observing Systems (MARACOOS), in collaboration with our partners at the Virginia Institute of Marine Science, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, and the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium. 

Registration Information and Program Details

When: Thursday nights from 6:30-8;00 PM, Feb. 18, Feb. 25, March 4, and March 11. (You are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions.) 

Where: Sessions will be held virtually, via Zoom. Links for each session will be provided after you register. 

To register for the Hooked on OA mini-series, use this link: https://tinyurl.com/y5g8hsfb

Please register by Feb. 15. If you have any questions, contact Kirstin Wakefield at info@midacan.org. 



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