Ocean acidification and hypoxia (OAH) is a change in ocean chemistry that is happening right here, right now. And, it is occurring at a faster rate than originally predicted. This phenomena has the potential to have profound impacts on living marine resources. Unfortunately, Oregon has the dubious honor of being the locale that first documented these impacts. In 2007, the Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery had a massive hatchery failure due to acidic oceanic conditions (see the Case Study below).

Follow the links below for more information on ocean acidification and hypoxia:

Facts About OAH in Oregon Waters

Ocean Acidification Video

Case Study: Whiskey Creek Hatchery

Initiatives in Oregon

Additional OAH Resources