Preindustrial to modern interdecadal variability in coral reef pH.

  title={Preindustrial to modern interdecadal variability in coral reef pH.},
  author={Carles Pelejero and Eva Calvo and Malcolm T McCulloch and John Marshall and Michael K. Gagan and Janice M. Lough and Bradley N. Opdyke},
  volume={309 5744},
The oceans are becoming more acidic due to absorption of anthropogenic carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. The impact of ocean acidification on marine ecosystems is unclear, but it will likely depend on species adaptability and the rate of change of seawater pH relative to its natural variability. To constrain the natural variability in reef-water pH, we measured boron isotopic compositions in a approximately 300-year-old massive Porites coral from the southwestern Pacific. Large variations in… CONTINUE READING
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