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@2: Oyster and shellfish farmers in WA are already affected by acidification -- they have to set the larva in waters off Hawaii, so the shells develop thickly enough.
A pulse of hit-and-run money might be better than nothing, but I'm with Barsh that long term research needs to happen. Many ecological processes happen on cycles longer than your typical two-three year grant. It would be great to set up a LTERS -- Long-Term Ecological Research Station -- in the Salish Sea.