[Coral-List] Quantify coral as CO2 sink

Verena Wiesbauer Ali marinebiology.verena at gmail.com
Tue May 3 01:19:04 EDT 2011

Dear listers,

I hope I can address some specialists who are working on calcification rates
in corals and CO2 absorption.

Is it possible to - approximately - quantify the amount of atmospheric CO2
that is absorbed by coral (poly/colony/reef - size?) in order to calculate
how much an artificial reef of a certain size would contribute to CO2 sink?
I know it's very theoretic, but maybe the experts of you could recommend me
literature on this topic or we could even start conversations about it.

Thank you in advance,

Verena Wiesbauer Ali, M.Sc.
Marine Biologist / Zoologist
EIA Consultant: 03/10
Austria and Maldives

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