Our oceans, teaming with life and a rich source of food, are changing.
Absorbing half of the world’s carbon emissions — in excess of hundreds of millions of tons — is enough to potentially change marine life as we know it.
And what may seem like a subtle shift in chemistry to the average person could spell disaster. A lab here is providing clues about what’s in store, using king crabs, which are the ocean’s equivalent of a canary in the coal mine.
“If they are impacted by ocean acidification, we are talking about the entire food chain being impacted from the bottom up,” said Dr. Bob Foy with the Kodiak Fisheries Research Center.
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