Scientists checking changing Puget Sound chemistry

The baby crabs look like lint specs swirling in glass jars. The 3-day-old geoducks are too small to even see.

the shellfish being reared in this cramped government laboratory near the Montlake Cut will play a central role in predicting the future of sea life in Puget Sound.

Biologists at the Northwest Fisheries Science Center are doing some of the most sophisticated work anywhere to see how the marine world responds to a major side effect of fossil-fuel emissions: increasingly corrosive seas.

As oceans absorb evermore carbon dioxide, pH levels of ... Full Story »

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by Dwight Rousu - Apr. 15, 2011

Efforts to understand the real biochemistry effects caused by excess carbon in the atmosphere which then gets absorbed into the oceans. Important science for the survival of many species, which also includes humans who depend upon the ocean as a food source.

Don't be fooled by the fossils in the fossil fuel business. This is anthropogenic dangerous rapid change of the ecosystem that affects the oceans and the atmosphere and stresses all life on the planet.

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