Mussels Lose Footing in More Acidic Ocean

Posted 9 Sep 2014: Scientific American — Climate Wire By Miguel Llanos and The Daily Climate — Ocean acidification impairs mussels’ ability to attach to surfaces – alarming commercial growers farming the waters around Puget Sound


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Carbon from greenhouse gas emissions has steadily turned seawater more acidic, disrupting organisms accustomed to the slightly alkaline waters of the past 20 million years.