#9 Simple Chemistry and a Complex Problem: Ocean Acidification in the Pacific Northwest


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An eye-opening conversation with Dr. Burke Hales and Dr. George Waldbusser about the effects of ocean acidification on ocean ecosystems in the Pacific Northwest.

Professors and research partners at Oregon State University, Burke and George definitively linked an increase in ocean acidification to the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial oyster hatchery in Oregon.

We discussed the overarching science behind climate change, the chemistry behind atmospheric and ocean carbon and acidity, effects on marine organisms and their ecosystems, and more!

Links for listeners to explore this issue:

Global Carbon Project website:


NOAA Ocean Acidification Program:


Link to some of George and Burke's papers:


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