How does ocean acidification effect shellfish? As the pH of the oceans decreases with the huge amounts of CO2 that are dumped into them daily carbonates are less available. Carbonates are what shellfish rely on to develop their shells, without it the shells become thinner, growth slows, and the animals die.
How can we help??? Stop blaming and start changing...just a little at a time.
Turn off the lights
Buy less plastic, period.
Consider quality over quantity--more is definitely not better.
Have a weekly evening of reading or conversation instead of TV or video games
Encourage your children to put on their own theater productions for you and your friends
Gather together for potluck evenings
Support Farmers' Markets and buy produce grown locally and in season
Make do and mend--that's an old saying from the days of rationing, but why not be creative?
Go to the library
Play in the park
Use reusable (and washable) bags for shopping
Walk to our destinations whenever we can, or
Ride a bike to school, the market, work (if possible).
Demand better public transportation! Two hour commutes of only a few miles is not encouraging people to "ride the bus"!
Support Light and High Speed Rail development.
Just a few thoughts, please add your own.
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