Reversal of ocean acidification enhances net coral reef calcification

  title={Reversal of ocean acidification enhances net coral reef calcification},
  author={R. Albright and L. Caldeira and J. Hosfelt and L. Kwiatkowski and Jana K. Maclaren and Benjamin M. Mason and Yana Nebuchina and Aaron T Ninokawa and J. Pongratz and K. Ricke and T. Rivlin and K. Schneider and Marine Sesbo{\"u}{\'e} and Kathryn E. F. Shamberger and J. Silverman and Kennedy Wolfe and K. Zhu and K. Caldeira},
  • R. Albright, L. Caldeira, +15 authors K. Caldeira
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • Approximately one-quarter of the anthropogenic carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere each year is absorbed by the global oceans, causing measurable declines in surface ocean pH, carbonate ion concentration ([CO32−]), and saturation state of carbonate minerals (Ω). This process, referred to as ocean acidification, represents a major threat to marine ecosystems, in particular marine calcifiers such as oysters, crabs, and corals. Laboratory and field studies have shown that calcification… CONTINUE READING
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