Washington State Launches New Plan to Combat Ocean Acidification

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The state of Washington, the leading US producer of farmed shellfish, announced that it is launching a 42-step plan to reduce ocean acidification. The initiative made by a governor-appointed panel of scientists, policy-makers and shellfish industry representatives. It’s the first US-state-funded effort to tackle ocean acidification.

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Genetic Variability Helps Sea Urchins Cope with Environmental Changes

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The current rising acidity in the ocean is supposed to have dire consequences for organisms like coral, but there are some sea urchins that have the genetic tools to adapt to inhospitable conditions.

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