Alaskan buoy network to gain ocean acidification monitoring

By on January 26, 2013

Alaska will soon have a buoy network in place feeding real time ocean acidity data to scientists and the public alike though a new data portal, according to a Alaska Public Radio.

The system will be funded by a $2.7 million grant from the state.  It will feed data on pH, temperature, conductivity and dissolved oxygen into the Alaska Ocean Observing System, where anyone can view and download the data.

The network will focus on ocean pH as increased concentrations of carbon dioxide from both deep in the ocean and melting glaciers continue to threaten ocean organisms, especially shellfish.

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