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Evidence for ocean acidification in the Great Barrier Reef of Australia

Wei, Gangjian; McCulloch, Malcolm; Mortimer, Graham; Deng, Wenfeng; Xie, Luhua


Geochemical records preserved in the long-lived carbonate skeleton of corals provide one of the few means to reconstruct changes in seawater pH since the commencement of the industrial era. This information is important in not only determining the response of the surface oceans to ocean acidification from enhanced uptake of CO2, but also to better understand the effects of ocean acidification on carbonate secreting organisms such as corals, whose ability to calcify is highly pH dependent. Here...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta
DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2009.02.009


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