How coastal communities with shellfisheries can prepare for ocean acidification

February 24, 2015 9:16 PM

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How coastal communities with shellfisheries can prepare for ocean acidification

Oceans are gradually becoming warmer and more acidic as more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere — two shifts that are altering the economic foundations of many coastal regions.

We found the impact is most likely to be substantial in coastal communities that depend heavily on shellfish harvests and where resources and knowledge to guard against harvest losses are low.

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