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Ocean Acidification Linked to Larval Oyster Failure
April 11, 2012
Researchers have definitively linked an increase in ocean acidification to the collapse of oyster seed production at a commercial oyster hatchery in Oregon, where larval growth had declined to a level considered by the owners to be non-economically viable.
Oregon State University
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