COSEE Ocean Systems: News
New tool helps oyster growers prepare for changing ocean chemistry
Description: Back in 2013, an aquaculturist and oceanographer teamed up to understand how changing seawater chemistry may hamper the growth and survival of oysters in his hatchery and oyster farm. The team adapted and installed in an oyster hatchery sophisticated technology. Sensors housed inside a heavy black plastic case the size of a breadbox estimate the amount of carbonate in seawater pumped into the hatchery by measuring carbon dioxide and the alkalinity, or the capacity of the water to buffer against increases in acidity. [Source: NOAA News]
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Source: NOAA News
Publish Date: 1/26/2017
Reading Level: Basic
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