Coral calcification feels the acid.

  title={Coral calcification feels the acid.},
  author={Alexander C. Gagnon},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={110 5},
A s the world’s largest reservoir of exchangeable carbon on millennial timescales, the oceans play a dominant role in global change. Indeed, the oceans currently act as a major sink for anthropogenic carbon (1), partially moderating increases in atmospheric CO2 at the expense of a more acidic ocean. One of the great challenges for the next century is understanding how this shift in seawater chemistry will affect marine systems. Serving as a vivid microcosm for the ocean as whole, coral reefs… CONTINUE READING