Ocean Acidification is Threat to Costal Communities

February 23, 2015 6:18 PM

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Coastal communities in 15 states that depend on the $1 billion shelled mollusk industry — primarily oysters and clams — are at long-term economic risk from the increasing threat of ocean acidification, a new report concludes.

This first nationwide vulnerability analysis, which was funded through the National Science Foundation's National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center, was published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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