Ocean Acidification and Prized Crab Species in Alaska are Focus of 9-16-13 PBS NewsHour Report

On September 16, 2013, the PBS “NewsHour” aired the first of a three-part series on “unexpected consequences of climate change,” according to the program’s Web site.  Part One examined the consequences of increasing ocean acidification (caused by increased atmospheric carbon dioxide that dissolves into ocean waters) on Red King Crab and Snow Crab—two highly valuable commercial species—in Alaska’s Bering Sea.  The seven-minute video is available online at http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/climate-change/july-dec13/arctic_09-16.html.

Red King Crab taken from Alaska’s Prince William Sound in October, 1973.  Photo by L. Haddock, made available for public use by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library, http://digitalmedia.fws.gov/cdm/.

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