The carbon dioxide coral generation
More acidic oceans could mean fewer young corals
By Stephen Ornes, 14:40 PM November 22, 2010
The oceans are changing. You can’t tell by standing on a beach and watching waves roll in, but experiments show that ocean water is becoming more acidic. This process is called “acidification,” and it may mean bad news for animals like the elkhorn coral, which is found throughout the Caribbean Sea.
Elkhorn coral used to be easy to find in shallow water, but now it’s an endangered species. In the last 30 years, many populations of elkhorn coral have collapsed, thanks to disease outbreaks, ...
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