Sophie Wensman How Can Humans Help Oysters Adapt to Stresses from Ocean Acidification?

Inspiration Dissemination

Feb 5 2018 • 38 mins


Sophie Wensman is a 2nd year PhD student examining the effects of ocean acidification on oyster health off the Oregon coast. Oysters are a multi-million dollar industry in Oregon and in 2007 there was a massive die-off in Netarts Bay that left growers scrambling to figure out the cause; Sophie sheds light on her ongoing research sites and ways to potentially keep the industry thriving. She is also an ocean chemist who is able to use naturally occurring Uranium in oceans and correlate that with the Uranium concentration in oyster shells to re-create past ocean conditions. Please find us on social media! Twitter: twitter.com/kbvrID facebook: www.facebook.com/InspirationDissemination/ Blog: blogs.oregonstate.edu/inspiration/ Radio Station: www.orangemedianetwork.com/kbvr_fm Host University: oregonstate.edu