Oregon Oysters & Ocean Acidification: CO2 Turns Seas Corrosive

program: 
A Deeper Look
program date: 
Thu, 07/26/2012

Oregon Oysters! So Popular on Summer Menus! At risk from Carbon Dioxide in the waters off our coast! Ocean Acidification is damaging sea life across the globe, now it’s putting the future of Oregon fisheries at risk. Host, Linda Olson-Osterlund on A Deeper Look is joined by  Dr. George Waldbusser of OSU’s College of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences. He talks about his recent study that definitively links the increasing acidity of the ocean  to the collapse of oyster seed production along the coast. How driving our cars and heating our homes can contribute to killing our seas.  He'll also talk about what steps hatcheries are taking to mitigate the damaged caused by the changing ph level and what we as individual can to to address the broader issue of CO2 emissions.

 

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