Shellfishermen Concerned Over Ocean Acidification

Shellfishermen Concerned Over Ocean Acidification
Photo/Cotuit Oyster Company

Portland Press Herald: In the icy waters of midcoast Maine, Bill Mook has his eyes on his oysters—and how the waters they need to survive are gradually, but clearly, changing. Down the coast near Portland, the issue is clams and the mud flats that have become inhospitable to their survival.

Farther south still, near Cape Cod in Massachusetts, the worry is so-called “sea butterflies,” tiny marine snails that live low on the food chain and are—like the oysters and clams—threatened by a process known as “ocean acidification.”

Read more about the concern among shellfishermen over increased ocean acidification.