The Tipping Point Project: studying the effects of ocean acidification on pink salmon in Alaska (text & video)

This summer in Seward, Alaska a lab-based study is underway to understand the response of pink salmon to elevated acidity due to ocean acidification.  The study, led by Amanda Kelley at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, is part of a larger project looking at the ability to predict tipping points in the marine ecosystem with respect to acidity and warming, and assess the institutional opportunities and barriers to implementing OA adaptation strategies in Alaska salmon fisheries. The project is funded by NOAA’s Ocean Acidification Program. Project partners include the University of Alaska Fairbanks, NOAA Fisheries, the Alaska Ocean Observing System, the University of Wyoming, the University of Alaska Anchorage, the Alutiiq Pride Marine Institute and the Meridian Institute.

Project website: Informing Adaptation Decisions for Alaska’s Salmon Fisheries | Alaska Ocean Observing System (

AOOSonline, YouTube, 30 June 2021. Text and video.

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