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Ocean-acidification 'refugees' move to Hawaii

...emissions had turned seawater in Willapa Bay along Washington's coast so lethal...this thing."The industry in Willapa Bay, a shallow estuary, and Puget...when no young oysters survived in Willapa Bay at all, farmers blamed the vagaries...
Ocean acidification threatens marine life

...chemistry in the Northwest already is so bad during some windy periods that it kills young oysters in Washington's Willapa Bay. In less than 40 years, scientists predict, half the West Coast's surface waters will be that corrosive every day...
Oysters in deep trouble

WILLAPA BAY, Wash. - The collapse began rather unspectacularly...Ocean - icy seawater that surges into Willapa Bay and gets pumped into seaside hatcheries...scrounging' Pacific oysters aren't native to Willapa Bay, but shellfish growers have farmed them...
Thanks from the crew of Ocean Watch

...headlined, "Oysters in deep trouble" on the front page. The article described the collapse of the oyster industry in Willapa Bay, Wash., a region that provides one-sixth of the nations oysters. Scientists suspect that water from the Pacific...
Juneau Empire Online Frontiers: Tern colony has officials concerned over threat to smolts 6/28/98

...the birds settle down for the afternoon. Terns once were scattered among many island colonies across the region - in Willapa Bay and Grays Harbor for example. In the 1980s, they began clustering at Rice Island, which was created in 1962. No...


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