Shellfish Are Climate Indicators?

Shellfish Are Climate Indicators?

The term “lazy larvae syndrome” has been coined by hatcheries in the northwest. Researchers at Oregon State University and the US National Science Foundation’s Division of Ocean Sciences have been paying particularly close attention to developing mussels in the northwest given the dynamic changes in the water supply. In order to survive, mussels must be […]

Sea otters helped by artificial clams

Sea otters helped by artificial clams

In the last five years, 24 sea otters have stranded and died in the Monterey Bay area. Veterinarians noticed a strange yellow coloration to the animals, so they performed necropsies and determined that the cause of death was something pretty unexpected- microcystin. Microcystin is a cyanotoxin produced by algae, and because it’s generally found in […]