crassostrea crassostrea

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  • (n) Virginia oysters

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  • Ocean acidification pushing young oysters into 'death race'

    Scientists have long known that ocean acidification is leading to a decline in Pacific oyster (Crassostrea gigas) in the U.S.'s Pacific Northwest region, but a new study in the American Geophysical Union shows exactly how the change is undercutting populations of these economically-important molluscs. Caused by carbon dioxide emissions, ocean acidification changes the very chemistry of marine ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Environmental News Network

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