Sour seas stump coral growth

As it was predicted in various models and observed in many laboratory tests, so it has been demonstrated in the real world. Mimicking the increase in acidity of the world’s oceans in response to the ever increasing CO2 in the atmosphere, marine scientists from Australia and the US have performed a field experiment in circular reefs along the Great Barrier Reef, in which they increased the pH of the seawater to pre-industrial levels. As a result, the corals in those “pre-industrial” reefs were reported to grow some 7% faster than in seawater with a pH that is normal nowadays.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s