Dungeness Crab Susceptible to Ocean Acidification in Unexpected Ways
The acidification of the ocean expected as seawater absorbs increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere will reverberate through the West Coast’s marine food web, but not necessarily in the ways some expected, new research shows.
Dungeness crab, for example, will likely suffer as their food sources decline, according to a press release from the Northwest Fisheries Science Center of the National Marine Fisheries Service.
Dungeness crab fisheries valued at about $220 million annually may face a strong downturn ...
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