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Sydney’s famous rock oysters are getting smaller as oceans become more acidic

The famous Sydney rock oyster is shrinking as oceans become more acidic, new research has found. In news that will rock seafood lovers, a study released by academics in the United Kingdom found oysters in New South Wales (NSW) have become smaller and fewer in number because of coastal acidification. It is part of what researchers fear is a worldwide trend driven by climate change and coastal run-off. Headed by University of Stirling academic Susan Fitzer, the study looked at oyster leases at...

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