Coastal Conversations Radio Program: Ocean Acidification

Coastal Conversations debut show: January 23, 2015
WERU 89.9 in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor
Host: Natalie Springuel, Maine Sea Grant

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What happens when the chemistry of the ocean changes? Maine scientists and shellfish growers tell us that the ocean is getting more acidic. How does this affect marine organisms like clams and lobster? What about the people who rely on ocean resources to make a living?

This is Natalie Springuel, from the University of Maine Sea Grant Program, host of Coastal Conversations, a new show on WERU, airing the fourth Friday of each month from 10 to 11 AM.

On Coastal Conversations, we explore issues facing Maine’s coastal communities through dialogue with people who live, work, and play on our coast. From fisheries to tourism, from energy to environment, from economy to ecology, Coastal Conversations goes beyond the social media sound bites, probing deeply into complex issues and solutions. Your insights and questions are welcome as part of the conversation.

Make a note to tune in Friday morning, January 23 from 10 to 11, when this month’s Coastal Conversation is about ocean acidification, its impact, and what can be done about it.

Only on WERU community radio, 89.9 FM in Blue Hill and 99.9 in Bangor, and streaming online at


Joe Salisbury, Research Professor of Oceanography/Biogeochemistry at University of New Hampshire.
Bill Mook, Mook Sea Farm in Walpole
Damian Brady, Assistant Professor at UMaine School for Marine Sciences, and Associate Director of Research at Sea Grant
Esperanza Stancioff, Climate Change Educator with University of Maine Cooperative Extension and Sea Grant

More information about Ocean Acidification

Ocean Acidification Commission Final Report
Northeast Coastal Acidification Network
Fisherman’s Voice Article: Ocean Acidification: A Global Issue Gets local.

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More information about Coastal Conversations Radio Program