Grandad – What were Cockles?

Sea molluscs of the world are going to have a challenging time over the next eighty seven years. Their challenge is to adapt to the increasing acidification that scientists expect the sea to undergo or become extinct, save for a small presence in zoos and aquaria. The seas are becoming increasing acidic and there is a close (and expected) correlation between increased atmospheric carbon dioxide (which is certainly caused by human activity) and the rapid acidification of the seas. Continue reading