Alaska Seafood Challenged By Ocean Acidification

    The seafood industry in Alaska is facing some future challenges and Michael Navarro, a professor of Marine Sciences at the University of Alaska Southeast wants to start a conversation about those issues.

    Navarro spoke Friday night at UAS.  He said warmer waters in Alaska are bringing squid to new waters.  The warmer waters are coming from greenhouse gases as the oceans absorb 90% of the increasing heat.  Studies also show a quarter of the increasing carbon dioxide is absorbed by the oceans. 

    Navarro also suggested an ocean to table annual symposium to discuss issues in the industry.

     

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