the fifth and final installment of The Future of Oceans Lecture Series
with generous support by the Darrow Family
March 1 @ 3pm
The Commons at Fort Worden (New Location!)
Pacific Oyster Photo by Gilbert W. Arias/Seattle P-I
immediately following the lecture.
FREE teachers & students
Increased concentrations of CO2 can cause significant changes in marine organisms due to ocean acidification. A more acidic environment has a dramatic effect on calcifying species including oysters, clams, sea urchins, corals, and plankton. When shelled organisms are at risk, the entire food web may be at risk. It is estimated by the end of the century surface waters of the ocean could become 150% more acidic. Senior NOAA scientist and UW Oceanography Professor Dr. Richard Feely will discuss present and future implications of increased CO2 on the health of our ocean ecosystems and ocean-based economies.
Dr. Richard A. Feely
Senior Scientist, NOAA
Dr. Feely received the 2010 Heinz Environmental Award and is a lead participant on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which received the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize in collaboration with former Vice President Al Gore.
No-host reception immediately following the lecture.