[Coral-List] Trump's MPAs: original scientific articles (acidification; fish extinction)
douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Sun Dec 11 14:24:59 EST 2016
The article Steve refers to has links to several legit articles, including
an article from last year in the popular press:
Growing corals turn water more acidic without suffering damage
Shifts in coral reef biogeochemistry and resulting acidification linked to
Proc Nat Acad Sci
also of possible interest:
pH homeostasis during coral calcification in a free ocean CO2 enrichment
(FOCE) experiment, Heron Island reef flat, Great Barrier Reef.
Proc Nat Acad Sci
Coral reefs can have big effects on water around them if it is a very small
body of water:
Koweek et al 2015 High-resolution physical and biogeochemical variablity
from a shallow back reef on Ofu, American Samoa: an end-member perspective.
Coral Reefs 34: 979-991.
Ware et al. 1992. Coral reefs: sources or sinks of atmospheric CO2? Coral
Reefs 11: 127-130.
fish extinction: another, unrelated, older article I just became aware of:
The likelihood of extinction of iconic and dominant herbivores and
detritivores of coral reefs: the parrotfishs and surgeonfishes
On Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 9:23 AM, Steve Mussman <sealab at earthlink.net> wrote:
> I would suggest that the risks go beyond MPAs to virtually all coral reef
> ecosystems on the planet. Somewhere along the line the scientific community
> must recognize that it is more than speculation to consider that
> governmental policy is about to shift and not in a good way. In case you
> missed it, the deck is being stacked with administrators who consider
> anthropogenic climate change to be mythical or put another way, trumped-up.
> Here's a piece from a news source that was under the direction of the
> incoming administration's chief strategist and senior counsel:
> The EPA seems to faring no better. No, this forum isn't about politics,
> its about science and now more than ever, the integrity of everyone
> Sent from my iPad
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