Seaside Sustainability collaborates with local, regional, and national partners to work on projects in the area of marine sciences. Most recently we have partnered with Salem sound Coast-watch to facilitate acidification testing of the Northshore Mudflats.
Mudflat Acidification Testing
Seaside Sustainability partners with Salem Sound Coastwatch measure the effects that CO2 has on the mudflats that surround the North Shore. SSCW Partner: Jack Nessen email@example.com.
Locations: Annisquam River @ Gloucester High School, Conomo Point, Essex, and Tucks Point & Masconomo Park, Manchester
Mudflat acidification occurs as a 0result of ocean acidification. Ocean acidification happens when carbon dioxide is absorbed into the water causing the pH and calcium carbonate levels to drop.
Lower calcium carbonate levels leading to decreased shell formation in shellfish
A decrease in marine food availability
Decrease in corals
Potential Ways to Reduce
Reduce man-made carbon dioxide emissions
Reduce plastic usage
We work with a wide network of partners to create and implement sustainability initiatives both locally and regionally. Seaside has teamed up with Gloucester’s Clean City Commission and other local partners to develop and collaborate local environmental projects.