Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions
February 2015

Vulnerability and Adaptation of U.S. Shellfisheries to Ocean Acidification

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Vulnerability and Adaptation of U.S. Shellfisheries to Ocean Acidification
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Ocean acidification is a global, long-term problem whose ultimate solution requires carbon dioxide reduction at a scope and scale that will take decades to accomplish successfully. A new perspective published in Nature Climate Change offers the first nationwide look at the vulnerability of our country’s $1 billion shellfish industry to the global, long-term problem of our oceans becoming more acidic due to the absorption of increasing amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.