Join Dr. Brooke Love, oceanographer, and WWU associate professor, for a discussion about how ocean acidification and climate change are unfolding in our local Washington waters. Ocean acidification is driven by the carbon dioxide being added to the atmosphere, which then changes the chemistry of the oceans. These changes can influence how hard it is to make a shell or how easy it is for plants and algae to grow. Ocean acidification can affect anything from the survival of tiny oysters to the sense of smell in fish, affecting marine food webs in varied and unpredictable ways. Brooke will teach us about some of the more common responses among different kinds of organisms in the Salish Sea, and she will also tell us how people and policymakers are addressing these oceanic changes.
$5 suggested donation/Members free
The Whatcom Museum acknowledges that we gather on the traditional territory of the Lhaq’temish – Lummi People – and the Nuxwsá7aq – Nooksack People – who have lived in the Coast Salish region from time immemorial. The Museum honors our relationship with all of our Coast Salish neighbors and our shared responsibilities to their homeland where we all reside today.