Media teleconference announces ocean acidification findings

Worldwide emissions of carbon dioxide are dramatically altering ocean chemistry and threatening corals and other marine organisms that secrete skeletal structures. A new report summarizes research into ocean acidification and recommends future studies to determine the extent of the effects on marine biodiversity.

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will present these findings during a media teleconference at 1 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, July 5.

Reporters should call 888-677-5724 and provide the passcode 3864276. Please let Jana Goldman know ahead of time if you wish to call in.

Participants:
Joan Kleypas, marine ecologist/geologist, NCAR Institute for the Study and Society and Environment, Boulder, Colorado
Richard Feely, oceanographer, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle
Victoria Fabry, professor of biology, California State University, San Marcos
Chris Langdon, associate professor of marine biology and fisheries, University of Miami
Christopher Sabine, oceanographer, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, Seattle
Lisa Robbins, geologist, USGS Center for Coastal and Watershed Studies

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