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California mussel shells lose mineral structure with ocean acidification

January 8, 2018

 Our new paper is out in Global Change Biology!  We looked at mineral structure in the California mussel over 2500 years, and found a change only in mussels collected since 2010.  The change, summarized above, reveals smaller calcium carbonate crystals, the presence of amorphous calcium carbonate, and greater inter-individual variability in shell chemistry in modern shells. 

 

Check out FSU's press release here: http://news.fsu.edu/news/science-technology/2018/01/05/fsu-researcher-ocean-acidification-means-means-major-changes-california-mussels/#.WlI896Vn96Y.link

 

Read it here: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.14013/full

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