Oyster Shells Are an Antacid to the Oceans

Oyster Shells Are an Antacid to the Oceans

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Oyster reefs. Photo source: ©© U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Headquarters

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By studying oyster populations in relation to acidity levels, a team of researchers has concluded that oysters, particularly their shells, can play a significant role in reducing the increasing ocean’s acidity…

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Original Study: “Ecosystem effects of shell aggregations and cycling in coastal waters: an example of Chesapeake Bay oyster reefs,” ESA
Disease, overharvesting, and pollution have impaired the role of bivalves on coastal ecosystems, some to the point of functional extinction. An underappreciated function of many bivalves in these systems is shell formation.

Oysters Disappearing Worldwide: Study (Uploaded 02-03-2011)
By studying oyster populations in relation to acidity levels, a team of researchers has concluded that oysters, particularly their shells, can play a significant role in reducing the increasing ocean’s acidity…

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