Seawater carbonate chemistry and nutritional characteristics of mussels, supplement to: San Martín, Valeska; Gelcich, Stefan; Lavín, Felipe Vásquez; Ponce Oliva, Roberto D; Hernández, José I; Lagos, Nelson A; Birchenough, Silvana N R; Vargas, Cristian A (2019): Linking social preferences and ocean acidification impacts in mussel aquaculture. Scientific Reports, 9(1)

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Ocean Acidification (OA) has become one of the most studied global stressors in marine science during the last fifteen years. Despite the variety of studies on the biological effects of OA with marine commercial species, estimations of these impacts over consumers' preferences have not been studied in detail, compromising our ability to undertake an assessment of market and economic impacts resulting from OA at local scales. Here, we use a novel and interdisciplinary approach to fill this gap. We experimentally test the impact of OA on commercially relevant physical and nutritional attributes of mussels, and then we use economic discrete choice models to assess the marginal effects of these impacts over consumers' preferences and wellbeing. Results showed that attributes, which were significantly affected by OA, are also those preferred by consumers. Consumers are willing to pay on average 52% less for mussels with evidences of OA and are willing to increase the price they pay to avoid negative changes in attributes due to OA. The interdisciplinary approach developed here, complements research conducted on OA by effectively informing how OA economic impacts can be analyzed under the lens of marginal changes in market price and consumer' welfare. Thereby, linking global phenomena to consumers' wellbeing, and shifting the focus of OA impacts to assess the effects of local vulnerabilities in a wider context of people and businesses.

In order to allow full comparability with other ocean acidification data sets, the R package seacarb (Gattuso et al, 2019) was used to compute a complete and consistent set of carbonate system variables, as described by Nisumaa et al. (2010). In this dataset the original values were archived in addition with the recalculated parameters (see related PI). The date of carbonate chemistry calculation by seacarb is 2019-09-23.

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DOI https://doi.org/10.1594/PANGAEA.906571
Related Identifier https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-41104-5
Related Identifier https://CRAN.R-project.org/package=seacarb
Metadata Access https://ws.pangaea.de/oai/provider?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=datacite4&identifier=oai:pangaea.de:doi:10.1594/PANGAEA.906571
Provenance
Creator San Martín, Valeska; Gelcich, Stefan; Lavín, Felipe Vásquez; Ponce Oliva, Roberto D; Hernández, José I; Lagos, Nelson A; Birchenough, Silvana N R; Vargas, Cristian A
Publisher PANGAEA - Data Publisher for Earth & Environmental Science
Contributor Yang, Yan
Publication Year 2019
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International; https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
OpenAccess true
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Language English
Resource Type Supplementary Dataset; Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 1936 data points
Discipline Earth System Research
Spatial Coverage (73.788 LON, -42.593 LAT)