• RCS Ottawa

The Pacific Ocean is so acidic that it's dissolving Dungeness crabs' shells


The Dungeness crab is vital to commercial fisheries in the Pacific Northwest, but lower pH levels in its habitat are dissolving parts of its shell and damaging its sensory organs, a new study found.

The damage to the crabs is premature: The acidity wasn't predicted to damage the crabs this quickly. "If the crabs are affected already, we really need to make sure we pay much more attention to various components of the food chain before it is too late." Read more ...


Recent Posts

See All

The Doughnut Economy

Meeting the needs of all within the means of the planet, the Doughnut of social and planetary boundaries is a playfully serious approach to framing that challenge, and it acts as a compass for human p

Planning a green recovery

City councils are on the frontline of both the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate crisis. 33% of the West Midlands residents said that "active" travel was their preferred choice for taking action on cl

RCS Ottawa

Basil Crozier - Chair

Chair@rcs-ottawa.ca 

© 2020 By Royal Commonwealth Society Ottawa  Charity# 119128916RR0001

established 1968