COSEE Ocean Systems: News
Acidification, predators pose double threat to oysters
Description: The once-booming, now struggling Olympia oyster native to the West Coast could face a double threat from ocean acidification and invasive predators, according to new research. Invasive snails ate 20 percent more juvenile oysters when both oysters and snails were raised under ocean conditions forecast for the end of this century, the researchers found. The results highlight the dangers of multiple stressors on ecosystems. [Source: University of California, Davis]
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Source: University of California, Davis
Publish Date: 1/15/2014
Reading Level: Basic
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