If there is anyone in the Chicago area, the following Presentation next week looks like it is directly related to the subjects we’ll be learning in the course! Thought I’d pass it along…
The Chicago Council on Science and Technology and the John G. Shedd Aquarium present:
What: Oceans’ Health: An Ecosystem on the Brink
When: Thursday, April 19th, 2012
5:00pm Reception & Registration
Where: Northwestern University Chicago Campus
303 East Superior
Non member fees: $10 Advance Reg / $15 Door / $5 Student
There are many serious threats facing our oceans today. Oceans’ Health: An Ecosystem on the Brink will explore two of these merging issues. First, ocean acidification: over the last decade scientists have shown that human-caused increases in carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are affecting the chemistry of our oceans, altering the main food web and proving harmful for many forms of marine life. Second, commercial fishing: in recent years scientists have also estimated that the global supply of wild-caught seafood will run out by the year of 2048 unless stronger fishery management practices are implemented. Join C2ST and leading area marine scientists as they discuss these two ocean issues and what we as consumers can do to have a positive impact in addressing them.
Allen LaPointe, Vice President of Environmental Quality, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Kassia Perpich, Sustainable Seafood Manager, John G. Shedd Aquarium
Could acidification threaten Great Lakes?
Changing the Chemistry of Earths Oceans
Eating Sustainable Seafood in Chicago
Fishing for sustainable seafood on menus