Decreased abundance of crustose coralline algae due to ocean acidification

  title={Decreased abundance of crustose coralline algae due to ocean acidification},
  author={Ilsa B. Kuffner and Andreas J. Andersson and Paul L. Jokiel and Ku’ulei S. Rodgers and Fred T. Mackenzie},
  journal={Nature Geoscience},
Increasing levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide leads to ocean acidification, causing significant reductions in the growth of crustose coralline algae. Owing to anthropogenic emissions, atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide could almost double between 2006 and 2100 according to business-as-usual carbon dioxide emission scenarios1. Because the ocean absorbs carbon dioxide from the atmosphere2,3,4, increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations will lead to increasing dissolved… 
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