Sustainability is about ecology, economy and equity.- Ralph Bicknese

The Plight of the Oysters

oysterAs reported by The Seattle Times, oysters along the west coast are in trouble. They’ve been struggling to survive since 2005, due to carbon dioxide from fossil-fuel emissions and a drop in pH levels. Years in the making, this emerging ocean acidification is the product of low pH water which naturally occurred hundreds of feet down several decades ago. Due to the way in which the ocean circulates, the corrosive water has since risen at a swifter rate than expected, and it’s getting closer and closer to the surface, some of it already making an impact on under-the-radar marine life, such as oysters. Continue reading