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Rapid Change: 2019 in Northwest Alaska’s Oceans and Impacts to Ecosystems and People.

December 3 @ 10:00 am to 11:00 am AKST

Speakers: Gay Sheffield (Sea Grant), Donna Hauser (IARC), Rick Thoman (ACCAP)

Summer 2019 was another remarkable year for the Bering and Chukchi Sea regions, with record early sea ice loss in the spring, very warm oceans and late freeze-up producing wide ranging impacts, from the ocean food web to individual and community activities. This webinar will provide an overview of the climate and ocean extremes, the biological ramifications and societal repercussions of another unusual summer around northwest Alaska.