Carbon dioxide addition to coral reef waters suppresses net community calcification

  title={Carbon dioxide addition to coral reef waters suppresses net community calcification},
  author={R. Albright and Y. Takeshita and D. Koweek and Aaron T Ninokawa and K. Wolfe and T. Rivlin and Yana Nebuchina and Jordan Young and K. Caldeira},
  • R. Albright, Y. Takeshita, +6 authors K. Caldeira
  • Published 2018
  • Environmental Science, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Coral reefs feed millions of people worldwide, provide coastal protection and generate billions of dollars annually in tourism revenue. The underlying architecture of a reef is a biogenic carbonate structure that accretes over many years of active biomineralization by calcifying organisms, including corals and algae. Ocean acidification poses a chronic threat to coral reefs by reducing the saturation state of the aragonite mineral of which coral skeletons are primarily composed, and lowering… CONTINUE READING
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