Ocean acidification raises economic concerns for shellfish hatcheries

Jul 5, 2022
Lower pH water, caused by higher carbon dioxide emissions, can kill baby oysters as they fight for minerals to grow their shells.
Oceans are the most acidic they’ve been in 26,000 years, according to the World Meteorological Organization. That can impact the development of shellfish, like the ones fishermen depend on for income.
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Could kelp help mitigate ocean acidification?

Feb 22, 2018
Seawater's changing chemistry is making it harder for oysters and other shellfish to grow.
Stephen Schreck, left, and Ryan Cox of Puget Sound Restoration Fund collect kelp samples.
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