Dr. Amanda Kelley is an Assistant Professor, and the Co-Director of the Ocean Acidification Research Center at the College of Fisheries and Ocean Sciences, University of Alaska Fairbanks.
Currently, the Kelley Lab is working with the Alutiiq Pride Shellfish Hatchery to research OA effects on shellfish. So far, experiments have been conducted to test the resilience of three of the Alaskan subsistence bivalve species- the butter clam (Saxidomus gigantea), the basket cockle (Clinocardium nuttallii), pictured at right, and the littleneck clam (Protothaca staminea) to predicted future conditions of ocean acidification.
A poster of results can be previewed here…..OA Effects on the butter clam, Saxidomus gigantean
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Photos by Amanda Kelley