Month: March 2011

“Like headlights on a car…”

Pacific oysters gain from IOOS® data  About six years ago, production at some Pacific Northwest oyster hatcheries began declining at an alarming rate, posing severe economic impact and challenging a way of life held by shellfish growers for more than 130 years. By 2008, the oyster harvest at Whiskey Creek,

Examining the impacts of ocean acidification

From Skeptical Science — getting skeptical about global warming skepticism Posted: 17 Mar 2011 08:55 AM PDT The current debate on the connection between CO2 emissions and climate change has largely overlooked an independent and equally serious problem, the increasing acidity of our oceans. Last December, the respected  journal “Oceanography” published projections (see