Ocean Acidification Changing Mussel Shell Structure

The Eye of a mussel shell. Photo source: ©© Pictoscribe


For thousands of years, California mussel shells have been made up of long, cylindrical calcite crystals organized in neat, vertical rows. But scientists have found that as ocean acidification has accelerated over the past 15 years, these shells have undergone dramatic structural changes, being built out of unorganized, uneven minerals instead…

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