National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

New Study Shows Direct Link Between Ocean Acidity and Oyster Larvae Mortality

April 12, 2012

PMEL’s Dr. Richard Feely is one of the authors on a recently released article in Limnology and Oceanography providing the first concrete evidence in North America that carbon dioxide being taken up by the oceans is killing oyster larvae.  Scientists found that when oyster larvae were exposed to deep, more corrosive waters they did not survive to adulthood. 

For more information on ocean acidification and the research being done at PMEL please visit the Carbon Group web page.

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