Learn about ocean acidification and hypoxia


The Oregon Chapter of the American Cetacean Society is having its monthly speaker series meeting on Saturday, Nov. 16, from 10 a.m. to noon. The meeting will be held at the Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye St., Newport.

This event, which is free and open to the public, will feature a presentation titled “Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia” by guest speaker Dr. Jim Sumich. There will also be a silent auction held at this meeting.

Sumich serves on the Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia representing the Oregon Ocean Science Trust. He is currently an affiliate faculty member in Oregon State University’s Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

Sumich will be discussing the Coordinating Council’s Oregon OAH Report and Action Plan that focuses on efforts to develop ways that Oregonians can make a difference to slow OAH impacts and to adapt to the changes already being seen.

There will also be a silent auction at this meeting, which is a great opportunity to do some holiday shopping. There will be lots of marine-themed items as well as other goodies to bid on. Proceeds from the silent auction help fund the Oregon chapter’s student grant program. Cash and checks are welcome.

Contact Joy Primrose, ACS Oregon Chapter President at [email protected] or 541-517-8754 for more information.

The American Cetacean Society protects whales, dolphins, porpoises, and their habitats. The non-profit organization was founded in 1967 and is headquartered in San Pedro, Calif.

Information on the ACS can be found on the website: www.acsonline.org. The chapter can also be found on Facebook now at “American Cetacean Society-Oregon Chapter.”

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