[Coral-List] Ocean acidification beneficial in short term to corals.

Eugene Shinn eugeneshinn at mail.usf.edu
Thu Feb 5 14:06:09 EST 2015

Lane says " This seems contrary to has been taught"  This elegant 
experiment demonstrates. That growth rate increased between 25 and 28 
degrees C was not a surprise. (that was clearly shown with A. 
/cervicornis/ in my simple paper "Coral Growth Rate an environmental 
indicator" back in 1966. Many others have seen the same. However, that 
calcification increased in sea water (admittedly artificial sea water)  
containing up to 600ppm Co2 was a surprise. Even more surprising was 
that calcification rate at 2500 ppm (pCO2 uatm) was essentially the same 
as at the pre industrial level of 324 ppm (see fig 3). Gene


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