Ocean Acidification and Its Potential Effects on Marine Ecosystems

  title={Ocean Acidification and Its Potential Effects on Marine Ecosystems},
  author={John M. Guinotte and Victoria J. Fabry},
  journal={Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences},
  • J. GuinotteV. Fabry
  • Published 1 June 2008
  • Environmental Science, Geography
  • Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
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