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Tag: Ocean Acidification

Science Magazine: Corals can still grow their ‘bones’ in acid waters

Stony corals may be more resilient to ocean acidification than once thought, according to a Rutgers University study that shows they rely on proteins to help create their rock-hard skeletons.

Two-thirds of Great Barrier Reef now devastated by coral bleaching

It was reported that 67 percent of the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef in Australia suffered coral bleaching during the later half of 2017. Now, researchers have found that the reef this year been exposed to bleaching again. This time, the part in the middle was hit the hardest. While El Niño was …

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NASA: Phytoplankton Levels Dropping

Via the process of photosynthesis, phytoplankton release oxygen into the water and half of the world’s oxygen is produced via phytoplankton photosynthesis. With the other half produced via photosynthesis on land by trees, grasses and other plants. New research led by NASA researchers has found populations of the microscopic marine plants, phytoplankton, have decreased in …

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Andreas Andersson: Acidifying the Ocean – Assessing Impacts on Coral Reefs

Ocean acidification, the well-documented increase in ocean acidity resulting from increasing atmospheric carbon dioxide, poses threats to ocean ecosystems that are not yet fully understood. Join ocean chemist Andreas Andersson as he explains the basics of ocean acidification and how his research is allowing him to monitor the function and health of coral reef systems …

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