Ocean Acidification

Tracking Marine Life on the Edge of the Pacific

May 04, 2018

An embedded reporter describes research at Bodega Marine Laboratory during a time when the stakes are high for marine life in an era of climate change, and where scientists are weighing the impacts as warming oceans acidify.

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Fish carbon-era: How our fossil fuel habit is changing the future of seafood

January 16, 2017

About a decade ago, workers at an Oregon oyster farm began to notice that the baby oysters weren’t doing so well. The die-off of spats, as they’re called, happened around the same time that the farm, located in a coastal wetland, was experiencing unusually acidic seawater conditions. They suspected that the water’s increased acidity—in this case, due to an upwelling of deep coastal water—was harming the oysters.