Free seminar on ocean acidification in Bellingham–March 28

Photo of hand holding a shucked oyster.
Ocean acidification is having a profound effect on the development of young oysters. Photo: WA State Department of Health

The Whatcom County Marine Resources Committee and numerous co-sponsors are hosting a free seminar about ocean acidification on March 28 in Bellingham.

Learn about strategies and actions to protect the state’s marine resources.

Several members of the state’s Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification and others will provide their perspectives on this important issue.

What:    Ocean Acidification Forum
When:   6 to 8 p.m., March 28
Where:  Bellingham Cruise Terminal
355 Harris Ave., Bellingham


  • What is Ocean Acidification?
    Dr. Brady Olson, Western Washington University, Shannon Point Marine Center
  • Local Impacts, Local Solutions
    Betsy Peabody, Puget Sound Restoration Fund, Member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification
  • Recommendations, Partnerships, and Actions
    Brad Warren, Sustainable Fisheries Partnership, Member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Ocean Acidification

A question-and-answer period follows the presentations.

For more information, contact Melissa Roberts, Whatcom County Public Works, 360-676-6876, ext. 50259 or visit the Whatcom County MRC webpage.

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