Confronting Ocean Acidification

The Chemistry of Our Ocean is Changing

High Hopes: The Future of Dungeness Crab

Dungeness crab is one of the most valuable commercial fisheries on the West Coast. As ocean acidification changes the chemistry of our oceans, scientists and fishermen are just beginning to understand how it will impact this important species. “Even though they’re incredibly tough,” says research ecologist Paul McElhany, “they are also susceptible to environmental conditions.”

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