[Coral-List] Coral-List Digest, Vol 82, Issue 7: Corals Persist But Bioerosion Rises in Low-pH Waters (Anne Cohen) (Eugene Shinn)

Catalina Reyes macatarn at yahoo.com
Tue Jun 9 20:19:31 EDT 2015

Dear Gene and colleagues, Indeed. Basically, I conducted experimental work toinvestigate the effect of OA on microborers and found clear evidence on howmicroborers biomass and relative abundance increased under high CO2 levels. Pleasehave a look on these two papers to find more details:   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/gcb.12158/abstracthttp://www.biogeosciences.net/11/4615/2014/bg-11-4615-2014.html Cheers,Catalina

The Woods Hole press release is interesting. I was concerned about the 
proposed connection between acidification and increasing numbers of 
borers. One would like to see some experimental evidence that borers 
actually favor lower pH. Do such experimental data exist? 

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