When carbon pollution from the atmosphere is absorbed by the ocean, the water becomes more acidic. Animals like oysters, clams and mussels have trouble building their shells in these conditions. Oyster growers have already experienced devastating losses, and scientists are concerned that other species, including lobster, may be impacted. Thousands of jobs and livelihoods are supported by the U.S. seafood industry, and these may be at risk from ocean acidification.
Tell Congress: Expand Funding for Ocean Acidification Research