Parasitic worms in your shellfish lead a creepy but popular lifestyle

Mud blister worms make their homes in the shells of oysters and other shellfish, where they weaken their hosts.

Andrew David, Assistant Professor of Biology, Clarkson University • conversation
June 3, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: biology shellfish worms calcium-carbonate aquaculture food-webs ecosystems invasive-species parasites zoology scallops abalone larvae

Protecting mangroves can prevent billions of dollars in global flooding damage every year

A new study estimates that mangroves prevent over $65 billion in damage from coastal storms every year, and says mangrove protection should be funded in the same way as infrastructure like seawalls.

Pelayo Menéndez, Postdoctoral Fellow in Marine Science, University of California, Santa Cruz • conversation
March 10, 2020 ~8 min

Tags:  climate-change  insurance  hurricanes  aquaculture  coasts  mangroves  tropical-storms  ecosystem-services  coastal-defences  coastal-development

Panel discussion honoring James McCarthy brings experts and innovative ideas to campus

Experts from Harvard and beyond gathered Monday to discuss the oceans’ plight in a warming world, offering hopeful solutions despite the often bleak assessment prompted by warming, pollution, acidification, and coral bleaching.

Alvin Powell • harvard
Sept. 19, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  science-technology  climate-change  pollution  ocean  alvin-powell  harvard-university-center-for-the-environment  aquaculture  carbon-sequestration  coral-bleaching  daniel-schrag  fisheries  james-mccarthy  jane-lubchenco  jeremy-jackson

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