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Can Shellfish Adapt to More Acidic Water?

by Lauren Sommer
Nov 23, 2012 (Morning Edition / KQED Public Media) — Scientists say oceans are becoming more acidic as they absorb the carbon dioxide added to the air through the burning of fossil fuels. That can be bad news for oysters, mussels and others animals that are key to the seafood industry and to the marine food web. Scientists are using the unique ocean conditions off the California coast to monitor developments.

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