Declining Coral Calcification on the Great Barrier Reef

@article{Death2009DecliningCC,
  title={Declining Coral Calcification on the Great Barrier Reef},
  author={G. De’ath and J. Lough and K. Fabricius},
  journal={Science},
  year={2009},
  volume={323},
  pages={116 - 119}
}
  • G. De’ath, J. Lough, K. Fabricius
  • Published 2009
  • Medicine, Environmental Science
  • Science
  • Reef-building corals are under increasing physiological stress from a changing climate and ocean absorption of increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide. We investigated 328 colonies of massive Porites corals from 69 reefs of the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) in Australia. Their skeletal records show that throughout the GBR, calcification has declined by 14.2% since 1990, predominantly because extension (linear growth) has declined by 13.3%. The data suggest that such a severe and sudden decline in… CONTINUE READING
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