Pacific Ocean Acidification Working Group - 2014/2015 report / by K.L. Hunter ... [et al.].: Fs97-4/3070E-PDF

Approximately one quarter of anthropogenic carbon dioxide (CO2) released into the atmosphere is absorbed by the oceans, causing rapid and persistent changes in ocean chemistry, including a 30% increase in acidity during the last century. These changes are likely to have negative impacts on marine ecosystems and organisms that contribute significantly to the economy and ecology of the Pacific Region, particularly those living in nearshore environments where ocean acidification and its biological effects remain largely unmonitored and unstudied. The Pacific Ocean Acidification Working Group (POAWG) was formed in 2014 to identify and suggest practical ways of addressing gaps in monitoring and research with regard to ocean acidification in Pacific Region. This POAWG report identifies those gaps and provides recommendations as to the minimum requirements for DFO Science Branch to maintain and support appropriate expansion of ocean acidification monitoring and research in Pacific Region.

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Department/Agency Canada. Department of Fisheries and Oceans.
Title Pacific Ocean Acidification Working Group - 2014/2015 report / by K.L. Hunter ... [et al.].
Series title Canadian manuscript report of fisheries and aquatic sciences, 1488-5387 ; 3070
Publication type Series - View Master Record
Language [English]
Format Electronic
Electronic document
Other formats Paper-[English]
Note(s) Includes bibliographical references (p. 17-20).
Issued also in printed form.
Text in English, abstract in English and French.
Publishing information Sidney, BC : Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 2015.
Author / Contributor Hunter, K. L. (Karen Louise), 1975-
Description iv, 23 p. : graphs, maps
ISBN 978-0-660-02488-2
Catalogue number
  • Fs97-4/3070E-PDF
Subject terms Aquatic ecosystems
Fisheries resources
Acid rain
Environmental management
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