Reduced calcification of marine plankton in response to increased atmospheric CO2

  title={Reduced calcification of marine plankton in response to increased atmospheric CO2},
  author={Ulf Riebesell and Ingrid Zondervan and Bj{\"o}rn Rost and Philippe D. Tortell and Richard E. Zeebe and François M M Morel},
The formation of calcareous skeletons by marine planktonic organisms and their subsequent sinking to depth generates a continuous rain of calcium carbonate to the deep ocean and underlying sediments. This is important in regulating marine carbon cycling and ocean–atmosphere CO2 exchange. The present rise in atmospheric CO2 levels causes significant changes in surface ocean pH and carbonate chemistry. Such changes have been shown to slow down calcification in corals and coralline macroalgae… 

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