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Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

Moir’s Environmental Dialogues

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November 16th 2011: Acidifying Oceans Are Killing Oysters and Oyster Farms in Oregon

Vicki Osis, marine education professor of Fisheries and Wildlife, Oregon State U, tells how increasing acidity of the ocean was first documented by scientists researching around the globe. Carbon-loading of the atmosphere is having serious effects on the Ocean with increasing devastations of epic proportions expected by 2020. Already oyster larvae are perishing, wiping out oyster growing businesses in Oregon. And oyster sprats are just one in the cast of thousands of species that make up ocean zoo plankton. When the base of food chains fail entire suites of animals risk sudden extinction du

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Vicki Osis

Vicki Osis is a retired professor of Fisheries and Wildlife from Oregon State University and worked for 31 years as a Marine Education Specialist in the Oregon Sea Grant program. She developed the K-12
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