Topics » Climate Change   Dec. 5, 2012

Ocean Acidification: The Other Carbon Problem

Losing Oyster Seed

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Losing Oyster Seed

Shina Wysocki and her family own an oyster farm near Olympia, Washington, where ocean acidification is already affecting their harvest. The farm relies on ordering oyster larvae or "seed" every year to raise and sell. But rising acidity in the ocean eats away at larval oysters' still-forming shells, killing the young shellfish and the farm's profits.

Read the story: Coral Reefs and Shellfish Battle Acidifying Oceans


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