Oysters, Scallops Clams Getting Cooked by Acidification Of Seas

February 23, 2015 6:18 PM

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Clams, oysters and scallops are going to cost a lot more at your most loved seafood market or restaurant, while fishing communities in southern New England, the Pacific Northwest, coastal Alaska and parts of Maine will probably take a big hit as shellfish start feeling the effects of rising ocean acidification, as per a recent study by a group of marine researchers.

As climate warming greenhouse gases are pumped into the earth’s climate, the seas are absorbing more carbon dioxide. This causes a chemical reaction that makes seawater more acidic, particularly in colder areas. Larger amounts of acidity are previously destroying the larvae some species of shellfish...

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