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Acidity in ocean killed NW oysters, new study says

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Researchers said Wednesday they have conclusive evidence that ocean acidification is at least partly responsible for killing oysters on the West Coast. It’s been eight years since baby oysters started dying by the billions at an Ore...

Acidification, predators pose double threat to oysters

Academics / General Science : ScienceDaily: Science Society

The once-booming, now struggling Olympia oyster native to the West Coast could face a double threat from ocean acidification and invasive predators, according to new research.

Oyster industry struggles to adapt to climate change

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Ocean acidification has reduced some oyster yields by 80% or more. Oysters on the half shell may be a delicacy, but oysters need their shells to grow and thrive in the first place. Unfortunately, increasing levels of ocean acidifica...

How climate change is changing the oyster business

Biology / Marine Biology : Ocean Acidification

Oyster farmers have developed coping strategies for the higher levels of carbon dioxide that make it hard to grow oysters off the West Coast. But some scientists warn that the problem is only going to get worse. Austin Docter has wo...

Climate change may benefit native oysters, but there's a catch

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Physorg: Earth

Amid efforts to restore native oyster populations on the West Coast, how are oysters expected to fair under climate change in the decades and centuries to come? Not too badly, according to a study from the University of California, ...


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