New octopus and science/beer events on central Oregon coast, 28 January 2016, Newport, Oregon

(…)The OSU Hatfield Marine Science Center and the Union of Concerned Scientists will host a reception and panel discussion on the environmental and economic impacts of ocean acidification on our coastal communities. The event is from 5-7 pm this Thursday, January 28 in the HMSC Visitor Center’s Hennings Auditorium.

Expert panelists will discuss the science of ocean acidification, local impacts and potential solutions with community members and elected officials. The aspects most relevant to the Oregon coast include how it affects oyster growers, shellfish, how it interacts with hypoxia (ocean dead zones) and more.

Panelists include: Dr. George Waldbusser, Assistant Professor, OSU College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science; Alan Barton, Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery; Dr. Francis Chan, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, OSU College of Science; Emily Heffling, Western States Outreach Coordinator, Union of Concerned Scientists.

The event, hosted by HMSC Director Bob Cowen and State Representative David Gomberg, is family-friendly, free and open to the public. RSVP requested: eheffling@ucsusa.org or 510-809-1584.

Further information.

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