[Coral-List] increasing alkalinity on a reef increases calcification

Douglas Fenner douglasfennertassi at gmail.com
Wed Feb 24 15:11:25 EST 2016

Coral reefs: turning back time.
An *in situ* experiment finds that reducing the acidity of the seawater
surrounding a natural coral reef significantly increases reef
calcification, suggesting that ocean acidification may already be slowing
coral growth.


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Reversal of ocean acidification enhances net coral reef calcification.

A manipulative experiment in which a reef is alkalinized *in situ* shows
that calcification rates are likely to be lower already than they were in
pre-industrial times because of acidification.


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Cheers,  Doug

Douglas Fenner
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