… as climate change alters the chemistry of the world’s oceans, scientists and fishermen are just beginning to understand how this economically, culturally, and ecologically important species will be impacted.
U.S. West Coast Massive Algal Bloom Impacts Fisheries
NOAA Fisheries’ Northwest Fisheries Science Center in Seattle has mobilized extra scientists to join a fisheries survey along the West Coast to chart an extensive harmful algal bloom that spans much of the West Coast and has triggered numerous closures… Read More ›
Shellfish Production Vulnerable to Acidification
(Reuters) – U.S. shellfish producers in the Northeast and the Gulf of Mexico will be most vulnerable to an acidification of the oceans linked to climate change that makes it harder for clams and oysters to build shells, a study… Read More ›
Acidic Waters Hostile to Shellfish
WALPOLE, MAINE — In the icy waters of midcoast Maine, Bill Mook has his eyes on his oysters – and how the waters they need to survive are gradually, but clearly, changing. Down the coast near Portland, the issue is… Read More ›
Researching Mussels in Warmer Acidic Waters
By Miguel Llanos The Daily Climate Editor’s Note: “Climate at Your Doorstep” is an effort by The Daily Climate to highlight stories about climate change impacts happening now. Find more stories like this here. PENN COVE, Wash. – Cookie tray… Read More ›
Acidic Oceans and the Lobster, Scallop, & Crab Industry
Today, experts predict pH declines in the world’s oceans of .4 units by the end of this century—a mere 85 years from now.
The oceans absorb over a quarter of the carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. The more we pollute, the more they absorb, and the more acidic they become. It’s unlikely that some marine life that we depend on will be able to adapt to a rate of acidification that is over ten times as fast as during the PETM.
Toxic Algae Warning for Monterey Bay–Could Harm Humans
April 30, 2014 SANTA CRUZ, Calif. —A new health warning has been issued urging people to not eat certain parts of anchovy, sardines, or crab caught in the Monterey Bay. Health officials said they are too toxic and can be… Read More ›
Why Eat Shellfish Only In Months Ending in R
Should We Fear Red Tides? Podcast Video: Play Now | Download (24) Why did your grandfather tell you to only eat shellfish during months that contained an “r”? This advice that we now know to be myth,… Read More ›