Friday, April 23, 2010

Kiss your Oysters goodbye!


Well, here we have it.

The Oyster industry in the Pacific Northwest appears to be the first spectacular casualty of Ocean Acidification, the sinister cousin of Anthropogenic Climate Change.
You can read the full sad story here.

When following the links, I came across this informative video by the NRDC who have also published this fact sheet along with a list of publications providing for the scientific evidence. More related videos can be found here.

This is truly frightening stuff, stuff the could very much end up by wiping out all the advances we've made in Marine Conservation - if the building stones of Oceanic habitats are literally being dissolved, all life that depends on them is doomed.

Yes it is long - still, please take the time to watch, this is really important.



1 comment:

Shark Diver said...

Nooooooooooo!

NOT the oysters!