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Climate change is causing shellfish to die out on the US East Coast

Climate change is causing shellfish to die out on the US East Coast


Valuable species of shellfish have become harder to find on the East Coast of the US

A pair of scientists who sought to find out whether factors resulting from the environmental or

The duo report that their findings came down squarely on the side of a warming ocean

Blue marine mussels. Climate change is causing higher air and water temperatures along the east coast of the United States.

One of the ways warming has negatively impacted shellfish is by making them more susceptible to

(Photo: Geraint Rowland/Flickr)

Map showing changes in landings of eastern oysters (Crassostrea virginica) and northern quahogs

Crab fishermen bring in a haul of Dungeness crab in 2006. Warming ocean water has

Experts reached the conclusion by studying declines in the harvest of four commercially valuable species in

Climate change means 'fewer premium quality lobsters.' Lobster photo via Shutterstock.

A fantastic article about oyster farming and climate change.

'One morning we came in and everything was dead': Climate change and Oregon oysters | KVAL

Source: Kirsten Midura

Warming Seas, Falling Fortunes

The cumulative number of climate hazards by 2100 under business as usual scenario. (ESRI

An Introduction and Invitation to the Shellish Growers Climate Coalition

Published at the Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies

Seafood industry under threat from climate change and ocean acidification, report states | NOLA.com

Two new scientific studies are highlighting the current and future impacts that rising ocean temperatures will have on important commercial fisheries in the ...

A satellite image of the US West Coast taken in 2016 shows dark green colours near

Earth & Energy

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Impacts on Crops

The American Lobster, 'Homarus americanus,' found on the northern area of the Atlantic coast of America. (Pixabay)

Fishermen Sue Big Oil For Its Role In Climate Change

Gloomy octopuses have expanded down the East Coast of Australia in recent years. Here, one recovers from tissue sampling, aimed to uncover the mysteries of ...

Discarded oyster shells can help us grow food, make cement, and fight climate change | Popular Science

Dangers of seafood

Climate change is causing higher air and water temperatures along the east coast of the United

Researchers ...

dungeness crabs

Extreme weather conditions – becoming more intense and more frequent – are important effects, either as storms causing material damage or flooding of ...

Climate change takes toll on French oyster farmers

As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond

What's the relationship between climate change and water-borne illnesses?

Tomales Bay, north of San Francisco, bills itself as the oldest shellfish farm in

Elijah Voge-Meyers carries cod caught in the nets of a trawler off the coast

Map shows all southeastern coastal areas have moderate vulnerability to sea level rise. Mississippi,


Why is there an East Coast oyster shortage?

Climate Change Will Bring Wetter Storms in U.S., Study Says - The New York Times

Climate change is really bad news if you like oysters, scallops and clams - The Washington Post

infographic showing relationship between coral and climate

Map showing GDP change from climate change in 2080 to 2099.

Climate change will shrink US economy and kill thousands, government report warns - CNN

“We came within a nanometer of going out of business,” Bill Mook remembers. As the owner of Mook Sea Farm, a shellfish hatchery in mid-coast Maine, ...

Historic patterns of days above 95°F compared to future estimates under a scenario with

The Salt

Screenshot of the NOAA sea level rise and coastal flooding impacts tool. The sample map


Speedboat in amongst icebergs in the Arctic

How climate change could affect your wallet

A fishing vessel crew unloads its catch off the coast of Virginia. Credit: Andrew

Linda Rodriguez Flecha/AP

Areas burned from 1984-2008 or affected by insects or disease from 1997-2008


Sea level is rising—at an accelerating rate—especially along the U.S. East Coast and Gulf of Mexico.

Science & Innovation

Figure 16.1: Sea level is Rising ...

Melting ice flows into the northern Atlantic Ocean in eastern Greenland.

Can Seagrass Save Shellfish From Climate Change?

As Climate Changes, Is Eating Raw Oysters Getting Riskier?

Impacts on Water Resources

Dying Oceans: Overfishing, Seafood Consumption, Plastic & Pollution from Meat & Dairy Industry. – www.EatingOurFuture.com

Phragmites and Spartina marshland expand into a ghost forest in Robbins, Md. (Matthew Kirwan/Associated Press)

Tropical rabbitfish are now found in the Mediterranean.

Global warming is the primary cause of current sea level rise

Global Warming in the Western United States

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change - The New York Times

Dead coral is seen at Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef in May 2016 [File

Effects of global warming on oceans

Using a hose, Adam Kravitz transplants oysters from one area to another in Mud Bay near Olympia, Washington, at one of Taylor Shellfish's many farms in ...

As oceans acidify, shellfish farmers respond (Buying time) — High Country News

Vulnerability and adaptation of US shellfisheries to ocean acidification | Nature Climate Change

Figure 1: Southeast Asian extinctions projected due to habitat loss (source: Sodhi, N. S., Koh, L. P., Brook, B. W. & Ng, P. K. L. 2004)

There are many causes of fish kill, but oxygen depletion is the most common cause.

A polar bear in the Hudson Bay. Photo Credit

How warming seas are forcing fish to seek new waters | Environment | The Guardian

Hundreds of fish species will be forced to migrate north to escape effects of climate change | The Independent

Change in latitude of bird center abundance 1963-2013

A BP oil refinery in Carson, California.

What's the relationship between climate change and water-borne illnesses?

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