Take Action to Address Acidification

Changing ocean chemistry means that oysters—and the ecosystems and communities that rely on them—are at risk. As seawater absorbs much of the carbon dioxide pollution we pump into the atmosphere, the ocean becomes more acidic. This change makes it harder for oysters to build their shells and grow normally.

Congress made great strides in confronting the challenges of acidification in 2009 when they passed the Federal Ocean Acidification Research and Monitoring Act. Now, they have the chance to take even stronger action.

Tell Congress to support the Coastal and Ocean Acidification Stressors and Threats (COAST) Research Act today.

The COAST Research act will strengthen investments in research and monitoring, increase our understanding of the impacts acidification has on communities and bring together ocean stakeholders to guide research and take action.

It’s an important step in protecting oysters, other marine wildlife, and the communities who depend on them from the effects of acidification.

 

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