Forecaster covers Strong’s talk about ocean acidification
The Forecaster reported on Aaron Strong’s talk — “Ocean Acidification: Will lobsters and clams disappear?” — for the Harpswell Heritage Land Trust. Strong, an assistant professor of marine policy, told attendees the Gulf of Maine is warming and becoming more acidic, both of which have repercussions. He said local communities can help protect water quality with septic and wastewater management, according to the article. Strong also talked about the promise of kelp farms — their underwater photosynthesis can reverse effects of greenhouse emissions.