Native Olympia oysters may be doing OK and recovering in Coos Bay despite ocean acidification,”

 As a federal research vessel heads out to study the impact of ocean acidification on Pacific marine life, Oregon biologists are reporting both benign and negative impacts on regional shellfish. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration dispatched the R/V Fairweather from Seattle on Monday for a month-long cruise to collect water, plankton and algae samples. But biologist Steve Rumrill said the future of the South Coast’s native oyster isn’t looking too bad. [email protected]

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