6-18-10: Your Oysters on Acid

June 17, 2010 at 4:14 pm Leave a comment

At the end of May, Governor Martin O’Malley announced his long-anticipated plan for increasing oyster sanctuaries and jump-starting oyster aquaculture in the Chesapeake Bay. The goal, of course, is to help oyster populations in the bay recover from years of over-harvesting and disease. Recent research from the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), though, focuses on a different threat Bay oysters face: acid. More specifically, the acidity of the water they grow in.

Nathan talks two of the researchers– George Waldbusser,  a biologist at Oregon State University; and Roger Newell, a professor at UMCES.


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