How to Mitigate Ocean Acidification on the West Coast

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As millions of tons of CO2 are pumped into the atmosphere every day, the world’s oceans are becoming more acidic causing devastation to marine life. Oysters and other shellfish are having trouble building their shells; salmon and other bigger fish are losing some of their sources of food. Because of the way ocean currents work, the problem is even worse on the West Coast than on the East Coast. Now, scientists on the West Coast Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Science Panel have issued a new report that looks closely at the problem.

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Guest:
Francis Chan - Oregon State University

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher, Sarah Sweeney