With Climate Change, No Happy Clams

19:09 minutes

Carbon emissions are slowly acidifying ocean waters, forcing marine life to adapt. Oysters and other shellfish, for example, may have a harder time building their shells, according to NOAA’s Richard Feely. At Quilcene, Washington’s Taylor Shellfish Hatchery, research director Benoit Eudeline says he’s already seeing those effects.

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Benoit Eudeline

Benoit Eudeline is hatchery production and research director at Taylor Shellfish Farms in Quilcene, Washington.

Richard Feely

Richard Feely is senior scientist at the NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory in Seattle, Washington.

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