Oyster Shells Are an Antacid to the Oceans

Oyster Shells Are an Antacid to the Oceans

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

Excerpts;

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…

Read Full Article, The New York Times

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…

Coastal Care

Related Posts

The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. That’s a disaster for all of us

The world’s largest wetlands are on fire. That’s a disaster for all of us

New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest

New Atlantic marine sanctuary will be one of world’s largest

We packed long underwear and never wore it’: Arctic scientists shocked at warming

We packed long underwear and never wore it’: Arctic scientists shocked at warming

New research identifies ‘triple trouble’ for mangrove coasts

New research identifies ‘triple trouble’ for mangrove coasts

SAF Video

Beach of the Month

Photo of the Month

Plastic Pollution

Sand Wars – United Nations-GEA

Sand Mining Detrimental Effects

The World’s Beaches

Coastal Care Junior

NASA – Fly along with NASA’s fleet of Earth science missions and observe Earth from a global perspective in an immersive, 3-D environment.