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Dire outlook for shellfish in a high CO2 world

Shellfish living in the world’s temperate coastal ecosystems are under threat from increasing ocean acidification, says Smithsonian scientist Whitman Miller. The acidification is being caused by rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide, Miller reported in the journal PLoS ONE. For shellfish and other organisms that have calcium carbonate shells, the problem begins when atmospheric CO2 […]

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Plummeting Shellfish Stocks Blamed On Shark Overfishing

The fragile and complex nature of ocean ecosystems is becoming ever more apparent as scientists uncover new relationships between diverse marine creatures. Back in 2003, scientists found big declines in the numbers of great shark (bull, great white, dusky and hammerhead) species in the northwest Atlantic. Now, according to University of Miami and Dalhousie University […]

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