Thursday, January 22, 2009

It's Not Just Hot Water We're in

Meet the Oceanographers

It’s not just hot water we’re in:
Carbon Dioxide Emissions and Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification is the phenomenon by which increased CO2 absorption in oceans results in decreased pH levels, which has the potential to cause catastrophic change to biodiversity and foodwebs, especially through its impacts on organisms with calcareous shells or exoskeletons, including corals, sea urchins, and oysters.
Hosted by
The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
6:00 pm -8:30pm
The Presenters
Dr. Penny Vlahos, Assistant Professor of Marine Sciences and Chemistry at UConn-Avery Point
Ocean Chemistry and the Carbon Cycle

Dr. Scott Doney, Senior Scientist in the Department of Marine Chemistry and Geochemistry at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The Biological Ramifications of an Acidic Ocean

Reserve your seat: Please register by January 25, 2009. Space is limited and seats will be reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration is $10. You can register and pay on line at:
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Directions: To the program and an agenda will be e-mailed to registrants. For more information please contact: Amanda Muise at: or 203-966-5427 or Karin Jakubowski at: or 203-966-5693

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