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June 12, 2013 · By Cassandra Profita

OSU Study Explains How Even A Little Ocean Acidification Can Kill Baby Oysters

A new study by Oregon State University researchers found that acidic water adds stress during a time when baby oysters are already in a "death race" to build their first shell. Researchers concluded that water with elevated carbon dioxide levels can cause the oysters to lose that race – even if the water isn't fully corrosive.

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Filed under: Environment, Pacific Ocean, Ocean acidification


Nov. 29, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Ocean acidification: East Coast vs. West Coast

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Filed under: Water, Environmental Protection Agency, Ocean acidification, Oregon Department of Environmental Quality


Nov. 16, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

EPA to states: Start measuring ocean acidification

In response to a lawsuit filed by the Center for Biological Diversity, the Environmental Protection Agency is advising coastal states to start collecting data on ocean acidification in their coastal waters. Continue reading →

Filed under: Water, Pacific Ocean, Environmental Protection Agency, Ocean acidification


Oct. 26, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Video: What makes oyster larvae unhappy?

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Filed under: Fish & Wildlife, Ocean acidification


Oct. 25, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

How 50-year-old carbon dioxide haunts shellfish

Researchers at Oregon State University are delving into the impacts of ocean acidification on shellfish. Continue reading →

Filed under: Climate change, Fish & Wildlife, Water, Pacific Ocean, Northwest climate change, Ocean acidification, Oregon State University


Sept. 07, 2010 · By Cassandra Profita

Do oceans need their own climate policy?

Lots happening on the climate front already this week. I read with interest about an investigation of the International Panel on Climate Change. Apparently, according to the independent auditor InterAcademy Council, even Nobel Peace Prize winners aren't perfect. Continue reading →

Filed under: Air, Climate change, Water, Pacific Ocean, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Ocean acidification, Oregon State University



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In the Pacific Northwest, the environment is personal - it's where we live, work and play. Oregon Public Broadcasting's Ecotrope will bring you news and insight on the region’s environmental issues. Site curator Cassandra Profita is an award-winning reporter with degrees in journalism and environmental studies.

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