National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
United States Department of Commerce

Ocean Acidification Threatens Bivalve Industry

Tue, 07/07/2020
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Worldwide, ocean levels are rising at an accelerated pace. Cape May County is feeling the effects of exacerbated weather events, as a result.  Yet, there is another drastic change affecting the oceans - a decrease in the water’s pH levels. This is a change that industry leaders and scientists fear will drastically affect the county, namely its bivalve (aquatic invertebrates with a hinged shell) industry that is, as marine and coastal sustainability expert Dr. Daphne Munroe said, “At the heart of the economy in this region.”  Richard Feely is quoted.