Study: Coastal Ocean Acidification Already Affecting Dungeness Crab Larvae
The future of the West Coast's most valuable fishery -- Dungeness crab -- may be at risk due to ocean acidification, according to recent NOAA research. Learn more from NOAA's Research News below:
A new NOAA-funded study documented how acidification is affecting the shells and sensory organs of some young Dungeness crab. Analysis of samples collected during a 2016 NOAA research cruise identified examples of damage to the carapace, or upper shell, of numerous larval Dungeness crabs, as well as the loss of hair-like sensory structures crabs use to...
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