Oysters could melt away as climate changes

02/21/2013 | Slate

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is making seawater more acidic, and that's literally dissolving the shells of oysters and other shellfish. Without a fix, half of seawater will be unsuitable for oysters by 2050, scientists say. "What can we possibly do? Even a big shellfish company like ours can't fix that problem," says Bill Dewey of Taylor Shellfish.

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