Projected Near-Future Levels of Temperature and pCO2 Reduce Coral Fertilization Success

  title={Projected Near-Future Levels of Temperature and pCO2 Reduce Coral Fertilization Success},
  author={Rebecca Albright and Benjamin F Mason},
  booktitle={PloS one},
Increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide (pCO2) are projected to contribute to a 1.1-6.4°C rise in global average surface temperatures and a 0.14-0.35 reduction in the average pH of the global surface ocean by 2100. If realized, these changes are expected to have negative consequences for reef-building corals including increased frequency and severity of coral bleaching and reduced rates of calcification and reef accretion. Much less is known regarding the independent and combined effects of… CONTINUE READING
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