Scleractinian Coral Species Survive and Recover from Decalcification

  title={Scleractinian Coral Species Survive and Recover from Decalcification},
  author={M. Fine and D. Tchernov},
  pages={1811 - 1811}
  • M. Fine, D. Tchernov
  • Published 2007
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Science
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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