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Oysters with a side of plastic?

Plastics are everywhere—including in our shellfish Last year, scientists at Belgium’s Ghent University released a sobering study revealing that shellfish lovers may be ingesting up to 11,000 particles of microplastics along with their favorite meals each year. The news isn’t more »

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Ocean acidification 101

Ocean acidification is a big topic in the news these days, but what exactly is it? Put simply, it’s an alteration of the ocean’s natural acid-base balance. The ocean absorbs carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. When we burn fossil more »

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