How to be as happy as a clam: Climate change from the perspective of bivalves
Aaron Ninokawa, NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow working at Friday Harbor Laboratories and with the University of Washington, will give the last seminar of the 22-23 school year. Here is the description.
Ocean acidification, the decreased pH resulting from increased carbon dioxide emission, has the potential to negatively impact a variety of aquatic organisms. This is especially important for those that calcify, or produce calcium carbonate shells or skeletons, like bivalves (mussels, clams, oysters, etc). However, there are a variety of local processes, such as runoff and biological modification of existing habitat, that modify the chemistry experienced by these calcifiers and can shape their success in a changing climate.