Ocean Acidification - VNHS
Jan 28/19 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Ocean Acidification
Monday, 28 January 201919:30 – 21:00
Fraser Bldg, Victoria, BC V8P 5C2, Canada
Description:MARINE NIGHT  

Ocean Acidification around Vancouver Island and its Potential Impact on Pteropods 
Human activity is causing a process, known as ocean acidification (OA), which makes it more difficult for marine organisms to build their shells or skeletons out of calcium carbonate. The pteropod, Limacina helicina, belongs to a group of marine snails commonly called “sea butterflies” that swim using two “wings” and are a major food source for other organisms, including pink salmon. Matthew Miller is a master’s student in the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at UVic. He will explain how OA is affecting organisms, and describe his current OA research on pteropods around Vancouver Island and potential solutions, including what you can do to help with this problem. 

We meet at 7:30 p.m. in Rm. 159 of the Fraser Building, UVic. Everyone welcome! Come early to socialize! Note: UVic parking is $3.
Organiser: Victoria Natural History Society
Victoria Natural History Society
Creator: Created by: Phil LambertCreated by: Phil Lambert