New paper out: California mussel shells lose mineral structure with ocean acidification
Updated: Jul 22, 2020
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.