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Quantifying the pH 'vital effect' in the temperate zooxanthellate coral Cladocora caespitosa: Validation of the boron seawater pH proxy

Trotter, Julie; Montagna, Paolo; McCulloch, Malcolm Thomas; Silenzi , Sergio; Reynaud, Stephanie; Mortimer, Graham; Martin, Sophie; Ferrier-Pagès, Christine; Gattuso, Jean-Pierre; Rodolfo-Metalpa, Riccardo


Boron isotopic and elemental systematics are used to define the vital effects for the temperate shallow water Mediterranean coral Cladocora caespitosa. The corals are from a range of seawater pH conditions (pHT ~7.6 to ~8.1) and environmental settings: (1) naturally living colonies harvested from normal pH waters offshore Levanto, (2) colonies transplanted nearby a subsea volcanic vent system, and (3) corals cultured in aquaria exposed to high (700μatm) and near present day (400μatm) pCO2...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Earth and Planetary Science Letters
DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.01.030


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