Seattle Aquarium hosts Gregoire's executive order signing

Rising acidity levels in the oceans pose a serious threat to shellfish and other marine life, and tackling that problem in Washington state will require reducing carbon dioxide emissions, keeping polluted runoff out of marine waters, and increasing monitoring at hatcheries, a group of experts said Tuesday.

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Former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Bill Ruckelshaus stands in front of a tank at the Seattle Aquarium, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2012, in Seattle. Ruckelshaus served on a panel formed by Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire to address the issue of ocean acidification that reported its recommendations Tuesday, including reducing carbon dioxide emissions, keeping polluted runoff out of marine waters, and increasing water monitoring. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
Photo by Ted S. Warren
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