Scleractinian Coral Species Survive and Recover from Decalcification

@article{Fine2007ScleractinianCS,
  title={Scleractinian Coral Species Survive and Recover from Decalcification},
  author={M. Fine and D. Tchernov},
  journal={Science},
  year={2007},
  volume={315},
  pages={1811 - 1811}
}
Anthropogenic-driven accumulation of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and projected ocean acidification have raised concerns regarding the eventual impact on coral reefs. This study demonstrates that skeleton-producing corals grown in acidified experimental conditions are able to sustain basic life functions, including reproductive ability, in a sea anemone‐like form and will resume skeleton building when reintroduced to normal modern marine conditions. These results support the existence of… Expand
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