BRIEFING: “Ocean Acidification: An Economic, Environmental, Social, and Cultural Issue”, 2 December 2015, Washington, DC, USA

Date & time: Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: 421 Cannon House Office Building, Washington, DC

Representative Mark Takai of Hawaii, the Ocean Caucus and the Ocean Conservancy would like to invite you to a briefing focused on ocean acidification. Representative Takai, in coordination with the Ocean Caucus, will be hosting this briefing to bring attention to the current and future implications of ocean acidification. Ocean acidification is an issue seen throughout our oceans and poses multiple threats to marine species and habitats. In particular, it can cause changes in fish behavior and significantly alter their senses. It is also clear that ocean acidification has detrimental effects on coral, which serve as a habitat for young finfish. Predatory finfish also need healthy coral reefs for a steady supply of prey in order to survive. Ocean acidification may disrupt all of these relationships and could significantly hurt finfish in ways scientists are now discovering.

This is a widely attended event. Snacks and refreshments will be provided.


Dr. Rusty Brainard
Supervisory Oceanographer and Chief of the Coral Reef Ecosystem Division at NOAA’s Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center in Honolulu

Dr. Danielle Dixson
Associate Professor, University of Delaware School of Marine Science and Policy

Please RSVP by COB Monday, November 30, 2015 to:

Adam Mistler

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