Diverse coral communities thrive in acidified western Pacific waters
Article first published online: 25 MAR 2014
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Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume 95, Issue 12, page 108, 25 March 2014
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2014), Diverse coral communities thrive in acidified western Pacific waters, Eos Trans. AGU, 95(12), 108.(
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- coral reefs;
- ocean acidification;
- carbonate chemistry;
Ocean acidification, a growing problem associated with increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, can disrupt the lives of many marine species. Coral reefs are particularly vulnerable because the increased CO2 concentration in seawater—which combines with water to form carbonic acid—makes it hard for corals to grow. Models, observations, and lab studies consistently predict that as the ocean becomes more acidic, coral cover and diversity will decrease.